Lyman H. Howe’s Moving Pictures in Wilson, NC

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Today I digitized a flyer for a traveling moving picture show that stopped in Wilson, NC on October 13, 1904.  The show was put on by a former traveling salesman and railroad-man named Lyman Hakes Howe who introduces America to the movies with his six  touring companies.  Howe even built his own projector called the Animotoscope which he used to put on his ‘high-class moving pictures’.moving_pictures_1909_2

The show at the Wilson Opera house contained clips titled:  Russo-Japanese War Scenes, A Real Havana Cigar (not sure what that would be, either a man smoking a cigar or people making them I reckon), Moving In- Modern Methods of Furnishing a Flat, Training Military Horses and many others.  The show cost 25, 35, and 50 cents, depending on how close you wanted to observe the proper way to furnish a flat.

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