In 1903 We {1903}

Emily Alden Foster

In 1903 Marie and Pierre Curie were awarded the Nobel Prize for their work in Physics, but were too ill with radiation poisoning to attend the award ceremony. In 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright built and flew the first successful airplane. Meanwhile, someone was flying a kite. Someone was constructing a new greenhouse. Someone was keeping track of different types of migratory birds. Someone was playing baseball. "In 1903 We" presents a glimpse of 1903 using stop motion animation, miniatures, and recorded voices reading found texts describing the year. Marie Curie studies crystals under the microscope, handles dangerous chemicals, and has a vision of her body decaying. The Wright Brothers' airplane flies a glorious flight - a flight that lasted about as long in reality as it does in the video.
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