Princess Rajah dance
Princess Rajah, dance with chair
Princess Rajah performs an "Oriental" or belly dance, and a balancing chair act in her teeth like that often found in folk performances in various cultures from Northern Africa to Greece. Shot outdoors in a street scene at the St. Louis Exposition, the film captures her act in an extreme long shot. She wears a dark, sleeveless dress to mid-calf, with a fringed, low-cut ...
Princess Rajah - Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)
Parade of floats, St. Louis Exposition
[Louisiana Purchase exposition] | Parade of decorated floats
One of the parades of floating craft held in the waterways of the St. Louis Exposition is shown in this film. The cameraman placed equipment on shore at a distance to include each of the competing craft. Photographed were twelve small craft, some motot-powered and some rowed, but all decorated with foliage and bunting and containing foreign representatives and dignitaries.
Weed, A. E. - American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)