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The Spell of China

Source: Archie Bell, The Spell of China (Boston: The Page Company, 1917), pp. 97-102 Text: The Chinese are becoming infatuated with the motion picture exhibition to such an extent that they will gladly attend a performance, the program of which … Continue reading

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The Moving Picture Show

Source: Howard D. King, ‘The Moving Picture Show’, The Journal of the American Medical Association, vol. LIII no. 7, 14 August 1909, pp. 519-520 Text: The development of the cheap moving picture and musical theaters as factors in the health … Continue reading

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Homestead

Source: Margaret Frances Byington, Homestead: The Households of a Mill Town [The Pittsburgh Survey vol. 4] (New York: Charities Publication Committee, 1910), pp. 110-112 Text: Practically the only public amusements in Homestead, during my stay there, were the nickelodeons and … Continue reading

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Picture Shows Popular in the ‘Hub’

Source: Anon., ‘Picture Shows Popular in the ‘Hub’, Moving Picture World, 16 May 1908, p. 433 Text: A lady correspondent of the Boston Journal finds that the picture theaters in the city of culture are equally popular with rich and … Continue reading

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Going to the Cinema

Source: Luke McKernan, ‘Going to the Cinema’, from lukemckernan.com, http://lukemckernan.com/2012/12/16/going-to-the-cinema, published 16 December 2012 Text: I am out in London, and it has been a long day. I am walking towards the train station for the journey home, when I … Continue reading

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Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918

Source: Extract from interview with Anne Lillian Winifred Chambers, Thompson, P. and Lummis, T., Family Life and Work Experience Before 1918, 1870-1973 [computer file]. 7th Edition. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Archive [distributor], May 2009. SN: 2000, http://dx.doi.org/10.5255/UKDA-SN-2000-1 Text: A: Oh … Continue reading

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Edison’s Latest Invention

Source: George M. Smith, ‘Edison’s Latest Invention’, St. Paul Daily Globe, 8 April 1894, p. 18 Text: EDISON’S LATEST INVENTION. The Kinetoscope and the Marvels it Accomplishes. INTERESTING CHAT WITH THE WIZARD. He Calls His Latest Work a Toy But … Continue reading

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The Cinematograph

Source: ‘The Cinematograph’, Pall Mall Gazette, 21 February 1896, p. 9 Text: THE CINEMATOGRAPH. The world in general and London in particular has been given a new series of “living pictures” by some French inventors who have sufficiently tamed the … Continue reading

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The Picture-Palaces of London

Illustration accompanying the original article Source: ‘The Picture-Palaces of London’, The Daily Chronicle, 9 April 1910 Text: The Picture-Palaces of London. Have They Comes to Stay? Pricked out in electric lights, on an imposing brand new structure of white stucco, … Continue reading

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The Journals of Sydney Race

Source: Ann Featherstone (ed.), The Journals of Sydney Race 1892-1900: A Provincial View of Popular Entertainment (London: The Society for Theatre Research, 2007), pp. 78-79 Text: Saturday January 20th, 1897 Caldwells have been showing the ‘Living Pictures’ in their shop … Continue reading

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