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Department of Physics

Source: ‘Department of Physics’, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 10 May 1893, p. 9 Text: Department of Physics. Annual Election in an Important Branch of the Institute. The Business Meeting Was Followed by an Exhibition of Edison’s New Instrument, the Kinetograph, Which … Continue reading

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Movie-Going

Source: John Hollander, extract from ‘Movie-Going’, in Movie-Going, and Other Poems (New York: Atheneum, 1962) Text: … Always go in the morning if you can; it will Be something more than habit if you do. Keep well Away from most … Continue reading

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Movie-Going

Source: John Hollander, extract from ‘Movie-Going’, in Movie-Going, and Other Poems (New York: Atheneum, 1962) Text: … Always go in the morning if you can; it will Be something more than habit if you do. Keep well Away from most … Continue reading

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Working with the Working Woman

Source: Cornelia Stratton Parker, Working With the Working Woman (New York/London: Harper & Brothers, 1922), pp. 160-161 Text: Outside of the gayety during working hours, there was little going on about the Falls. Movies – of course, movies. Four times … Continue reading

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The Haunted Bookshop

Source: Christopher Morley, extract from Chapter 8 of The Haunted Bookshop (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1919), pp. 153-161 Text: A few doors from the bookshop was a small lunchroom named after the great city of Milwaukee, one of those … Continue reading

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This City has over 500 Moving Picture Shows; Do YOU Know WHY?

Illustration that accompanies the original article Source: Charles Darnton, ‘This City has over 500 Moving Picture Shows: Do YOU Know WHY?’ The Evening World [New York], 16 January 1909, p. 9 Text: “I like to see a story.” A long … Continue reading

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The Nickel Madness

Source: Barton W. Currie, ‘The Nickel Madness,’ Harper’s Weekly, 24 August 24 1907, pp. 1246-1247. Text: The Nickel Madness The Amazing Spread of a New Kind of Amusement Enterprise Which is Making Fortunes for its Projectors The very fact that … Continue reading

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