Een kinderfeest op 't eiland Marken
Short film about children on Marken.
In September of 1899, the French cameraman Emile Lauste visited the Netherlands for the second time that year to film for the Biograaf- en Mutoscope Maatschappij, a company that had many international subsidiaries. The footage was probably intended for the foreign market.
One of the subjects that Lauste briefly filmed was children on the island of Marken. We see the children passing by in a rowboat, and dancing in a circle. The traditional costumes and the watery environment looked very exotic to foreign audiences. The footage jibed very well with the perceptions that people had of the Netherlands in those days.
Algemeen Handelsblad, 15 september 1899