Scenes depicting social activities in Germany, Hungary, and Austria, before World War I.
Austria-Hungary Date:1909 Duration:1 min 54 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Kaiser Whilhelm II of Germany and his wife, Empress Augusta, in Berlin. The Empress The enters their open back limousine, followed by the Kaiser, who is dressed in military uniform with Prussian style helmet. They drive off while German Officer salutes. Complete change of scene shows well-dressed crowd of spectators gathered in Budapest, Hungary, to watch a horse race. Some spectators use binoculars. View of horses in final stretch and crossing finish line. Next scene shows "Flower Day" in Vienna Austria. Wealthy citizens crowd shopping area and contribute to help the poor. They receive flowers as token of contribution. Some men wear flowers in their lapels. Little girls with baskets of flowers participate in the activities, standing in front of the Cafe Scheidl and "Zum Fenstergucker" house near corner of Kaerntner Strasse and Walfischgasse next to the Opera House. A street car decorated with garlands of flowers is a center of the activity. Women on the top deck of the street car reach down with small nets on long poles to retrieve contributions from passersby.
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