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Ectoplasmic Express: 1908

Ectoplasmic Express: 1908

Niagara Falls, New York, circa 1908. "Falls Street at Night." A scene last glimpsed here. Note the ghost streetcar stopped mid-frame in this time exposure. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Talking Pictures in 1908?

Thomas Edison experimented with synchronizing a crank wound phonograph with his early moving picture film around the turn of the century...

[The poster to the right of the entrance announces the theater is using E.E. Norton's Cameraphone system. -tterrace]

Barrel Hood

A lovely "barrel hood" Franklin, parked at the curb

Ghost bicyclist

What a great photo! I can spy a couple of ghosts on the sidewalk on the right, and it would also appear from the streak of light that the bicycle that's parked by the curb on the left arrived while the lens was open.

This has me intrigued

I've never heard of "Talking Pictures" this early. I wonder what they were.

[Explained in a comment to the earlier photo linked in the caption. -tterrace]

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