Surface Transit



Surface Transit, Mexico

The scene opens with a street car, drawn by two mules, standing in the left foreground. It is an open car, the sides being protected by huge curtains to keep the hot rays of the sun from beating on the passengers. A number of passengers alight from the car and go their various ways. In the meantime the mules have turned about, so as to face the car. Their deliberation, combined with the efforts of the driver to start the mules in the right direction, is highly amusing. In order to succeed he is forced to use his whip very freely. 

EDI 1898-03


1 Edison (MU 453)  
2 James White, Frederick Blechynden
Mr. James White and his able assistant, Mr. Fred W. Blechynder, left this city last night for an extended trip over the Central system. These gentlemen are representing the Edison Electrical Company, of Orange, N.J., and are taking views of characteristic Mexico, for reproduction in the company's kinetescopes, which will be exhibited in the United States.
The Two Republics, Mexico, December 1, 1897, p. 8.
3 12/1897 50 ft
4 Mexique, Mexico