Strange Adventure of a New York Drummer (1899)

USA, 1899
75 feet
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1

An American comedy fantasy film. It was shot between May and mid-June 1899.

Plot Summary

A commercial traveller (known colloquially as a “drummer”) has a series of strange encounters at a hotel, including a waiter who appears through the floor and disappears through the ceiling and a bed that vanishes when he tries to sit on it.


Produced by: James White [uncredited]

Alternative Titles

Adventures of a New York Drummer
Strange Adventures of a New York Drummer



  • Edison Motion Pictures, 1890-1900 by Charles Musser p.509 – credits
  • Motion Pictures from the Library of Congress Paper Print Collection 1894-1912 by Kemp R. Niver, edited by Bebe Bergsten p.91