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Big Annimated Show: 1911

Big Annimated Show: 1911

Circa 1911. "Main Street, Buffalo, N.Y." Our idiosyncratically spelled title comes from the marquee at the Hippodrome. Now playing: The Revenue Man and the Girl. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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An early DW Griffith film

"The Revenue Man And The Girl" was released on 9/25/1911.
One of the players was a young Mabel Normand. It was filmed in the wilds of New Jersey!

Michael Shea's Hippodrome did not open until 1914. Afterwards, this theater at 263 Main St., was then known as the Little Hippodrome. It closed in 1962 and was razed shortly after.

Hippodrome Theatre

According to Wikipedia, Shea's Hippodrome theatre was opened in 1914 at 580 Main St.

[This Hippodrome isn't Shea's Hippodrome, which looked like this. -tterrace]

"Make no little plans"

said Daniel Burnham, the architect of the magnificent Italian Renaissance Ellicott Square Building in the center of the picture.

Recently restored (except for the missing terracotta cornice and lion heads), at the time of this picture it had been relegated to only being the second largest office building in the world.

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