Blanket-tossing a New Recruit


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This video file, found in the American Memory Project's Inventing Entertainment collection, is an early motion picture from 1898 featuring a festive initiation of a new recruit for the 1st Ohio Volunteers. This site features 341 motion pictures, 81 disc sound recordings, and other related materials, such as photographs and original magazine articles.

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    Topics: History-Social Science, Theatre, Visual Arts & Performing Arts, Film & Video, United States History

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