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Loyola University Chicago

Teaching with Primary Sources

Corner Madison and State streets, Chicago / Thomas A. Edison, Inc. ; producer, James White.

CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1897. SUMMARY From Edison films catalog: The busiest corner in Chicago. Cable cars and street traffic of all descriptions. Hundreds of shoppers. Fine perspective view looking north toward the Masonic Temple. 50 feet. $7.50. Advertised as part of the "Erie Railroad Series" (Edison films catalog): The following subjects present novel and interesting views along the line of the Erie, such as do not always come within the observation of the general tourist. We are indebted to the courtesy of the Erie officials, whose kind co-operation in affording us every facility within their power has enabled us to procure these unusual and effective pictures. (p. 23) NOTES Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 31July1897; 43410. Camera, William Heise? Duration: 0:25 at 30 fps. Filmed ca. June or July 1897, in Chicago, Illinois. Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, 1997, p. 311; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 94, March 1900, p. 23 [MI]; Maguire & Baucus. Fall catalogue, 1897, p. 9 [MI].

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