Actualities from Turin

Le grandi corse 1909 all’Ippodromo di Mirafiori
R/K: Unknown. P: Società Anonima Ambrosio. It 1909
Print: Museo Nazionale del Cinema

Film footage depicting the Gran Criterium and the Pr ince Amedeo Prize at the Mirafiori Racecourse.
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Esposizione di Torino
R: Giovanni Vitrotti (?). K: Roberto Omegna. P: Società Anonima Ambrosio. It 1911
Print: Museo Nazionale del Cinema

“In 1911 the International Exposition of Industry and Labour took place in Turin to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Italian National Unity. The first part of the film, ‘Nei cantieri dell’Esposizione’, shows an unusual view of the river Po with the construction sites of the pavilions. The construction sites are also visited by the then Prime Minister Luigi Luzzatti. The second part of the video (05:10) presents ‘La giornata d’esultanza’, or the celebrations for the inauguration on April 29, 1911, in the presence of royalties of Italy.”
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Grande manifestazione patriottica. 17 marzo 1911
R/K: Unknown. P: Aquila Films. It 1911
Print: Museo Nazionale del Cinema

“On the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the Proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy, two thousand mayors meet at the Mole Antonelliana. While they parade, they gaze into the camera, showing very different facial expressions and styles. The ceremony is also attended by the Princess Laetitia Napoleon. The images show also glimpses of Via Roma, Piazza San Carlo, Piazza Castello, the entrance of the Mole Antonelliana, Via Montebello and Via Po.”
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