WATCH: There's a silent film of Cebu, Baguio and Manila taken 79 years ago

Sherry Tadeja
PUBLISHED May 4, 2018 02:59 pm

(Inside Manila) One thing's for sure: Filipinos love being nostalgic; there's something mesmerizing and somewhat magical when really old photos from different places in the Philippines surface into social media. Maybe this is the very reason why "Titas and Titos of Manila" have been such a trend last year.


But what better way to take a look at the past than from old displayed photos? With moving pictures of course.


A video was shared from a Facebook group called "Uncles and Aunties of Baguio and Kalayaan" which shows Cebu, Baguio, and Manila in the 1940's. Turns out, it's a silent film made by a tourist, taken 79 years ago!


According to the video, the film was by a woman named Evelyn Reinhardt. The tourist included the Philippines in her itinerary as she traveled the world in the year 1940s'.


The film is a 3-minute video which showed a new perspective of an era that the modern Filipinos are familiar only to pictures. Bahay Kubos are more prevalent, Filipinos are more formally dressed and kalesas are everywhere.


The first part of the video is Baguio which showed Kennon Road mainly because it's the only way to get up to the province at that time.


The next segment in the video showed a much cleaner Manila. The last segment in the video showed Cebu. It’s very evident that agriculture at that time is flourishing.


Watch the full video here:



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