Newark Athlete

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Newark Athlete
Frames from Newark Athlete, 1891.gif
Directed by William Dickson
Produced by William Dickson
Production
company
Distributed by Edison Studios
Release dates
  • 1891 (1891)
Running time 12 seconds
Country United States
Language Silent
Newark Athlete

Newark Athlete is an 1891 American short film directed and produced by William K. L. Dickson. The film, roughly ten seconds in length, displays a young athlete swinging Indian clubs. It was filmed in May or June 1891, in Edison's Black Maria studio.[1] The film was made to be viewed using Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope.

In 2010, Newark Athlete was chosen by the United States National Film Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. It is currently the oldest film chosen to be in the Registry.

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  1. ^ [1], Library of Congress.

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