Lot 152: The Edison Moving Picture Machine. 1896

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October 30, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
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Description: Artist: ANONYMOUS Size: 17 1/2 x 23 5/8 in./44.5 x 60 cm Starting in 1895, American audiences began clamoring for the cutting-edge technology that would become the moving picture. This poster is one of many examples of how opera and vaudeville houses would be converted into makeshift cinemas, housing hundreds of patrons for shows that would last mere minutes. Here, Edison's machine is highlighted, putting an emphasis on the creator of the marvel over the plot or theme of what would be shown. (film)
Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 23 5/8 in./44.5 x 60 cm
Artist or Maker: ANONYMOUS
Medium: Poster
Date: 1896
Condition Report: B/ Slight tears & abrasions.
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