The first film adaptation of Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”, a short story about a man who awakes after a 20 year long sleep to a huge white beard on his face and a much changed world. In this footage, Joseph Jefferson, the actor most associated with the character on the 19th century stage, makes a series of short films recreating scenes from his stage adaptation.
|Housed at: Internet Archive | From: Library of Congress|
|Underlying Work: PD U.S. & PD 70 years | Digital Copy: No Additional Rights|
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