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From the beginning of the movie industry...

Item # 657294

April 17, 1897

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, April 17, 1897  The entire front page is taken up with 4 images which essentially signal the beginning days of the motion picture industry. The caption is: "Photography As An Adjunct to Theatrical Representation" showing men filming the advance of a train, to be used in a theater: "The Biograph at Work in a New York Theater".
Other images are captioned: "The Dark Room & Reel for Developing Films" "Interior of the Mutoscope" and "The Mutograph Photographing the Penna. Limited When Running at the Rate of 60 Miles an Hour."
Inside has two facing pages with much text on: "The Art of Moving Photography" and which includes many photos and prints as well.
Sixteen pages, bit irregular at the blank spine from disbinding, good condition.

Category: Post-Civil War