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also known as Blackton Sketches | Sketching Mr. Edison | Sketch of Thomas A. Edison

Inventor Edison Sketched by World Artist1896

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When J. Stuart Blackton appeared before Thomas Edison's camera (either at a make-shift roof-top studio in New York City or at the Black Maria studio in New Jersey), he performed several lightning sketches in exchange for a donation from the Vitascope Company to the New York World's Sick Babies' Fund. The only one of these to survive was his lightning sketch of Edison. It became such a popular hit that it convinced Blackton and his partner, Albert E. Smith, to enter the motion picture business themselves, resulting in the founding of Vitagraph in 1897.

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Nice copy of short film. I rated it high because I'm interested in Edison