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Movie Entrances and Movie Posters of the Pre-War decades.Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1920
George Kleine presents the Cines photo drama Quo Vadis Nero sings while Rome burns.
The popularity of “moving pictures” grew in the 1920s. Movie "palaces" sprang up in all major cities. For a quarter or 25 cents, Americans escaped their problems and lose themselves in another era or world. People of all ages attended the movies with far more regularity than today, often going more than once per week.

By the end of the decade, weekly movie attendance swelled to 90 million people. The silent movies gave rise to the first generation of movie stars.
At the end of the decade, the dominance of silent movies began to wane with the advance of sound technology.
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Morris Levine, 212 Park Street. 11 years old and sells papers every day--been selling five years. Makes 50 cents Sundays and 30 cents other days.  Location: Burlington, Vermont / Lewis W. Hine.

Morris Levine, 212 Park Street. 11 years old and sells papers every da...

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of city street life, vendor, shop sign, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

See real warfare - "over there" cantonment - made possible by blood-not money 5th Regiment Armory, Baltimore - tickets for sale here / / Lloyd Harrison ; H Gamse & Bro. Litho. Balto. Md.

See real warfare - "over there" cantonment - made possible by blood-no...

Poster showing a tank climbing across a trench. Opens March 30th, moving pictures, music, world's greatest orators.

Movie theatre, Washington, D.C.
This movie tent opened with great expectations but closed down three days later for lack of attendance. At Kymulga, near Childersburg, Alabama. Kymulga is the closest village to the powder plant

This movie tent opened with great expectations but closed down three d...

Public domain photograph of Alabama in 1930s, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

[Teenage girls add to grafitti on bottom of Elvis movie poster] / World Telegram & Sun photo by Phil Stanziola.

[Teenage girls add to grafitti on bottom of Elvis movie poster] / Worl...

NYWT&S staff photo. New York World-Telegram and the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.

The kid auto race, featuring Charlie Chaplin

The kid auto race, featuring Charlie Chaplin

Motion picture poster for "The Kid Auto Race" showing Charlie Chaplin standing, leaning against a post, holding cigar. Published in: Eyes of the nation : a visual history of the United States / Vincent Virga an... More

Glen White in Gem's great instructive play, Absinthe--Reflective moments / Metropolitan Division, U.S. Lithograph Company.

Glen White in Gem's great instructive play, Absinthe--Reflective momen...

Motion picture poster for "Absinthe" shows a man seated, with hand on head, at table with three glasses of absinthe. Universal films trademark in lower left corner.

Saturday night, Movie Poster

Saturday night, Movie Poster

Motion picture poster for the film "Saturday Night" shows a flirtatious young woman and an older man seated at a restaurant or nightclub table. Behind the young woman stands a worried looking young man wearing a fez(?).

Man in front of movie theater. Waco, Texas

Man in front of movie theater. Waco, Texas

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of worker, marketplace, vendor, 1930s, Great Depression, economic conditions, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Lyman H. Howe's high class moving pictures

Lyman H. Howe's high class moving pictures

Poster depicting a portrait of Lyman H. Howe. Copyright 1904 by the Courier Co. Lith. Dpt.

Kindly remain seated, Motion Picture Theaters

Kindly remain seated, Motion Picture Theaters

Photo shows children at beach. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame... More

On duty, George Kleine presents the uproarious melodramatic farce by Augustine McHugh, Officer 666 in five parts

On duty, George Kleine presents the uproarious melodramatic farce by A...

Motion picture poster for "Officer 666" shows a caricature of a policeman with arms raised as if directing traffic. "From the play by arrangement with Messrs. Geo. M. Cohan and Sam Harris."

The newsboy tenor A message of love.

The newsboy tenor A message of love.

Motion picture poster for "The Newsboy Tenor" shows a woman and a girl in an interior. "Selig drama."

The going of the white swan

The going of the white swan

Motion picture poster for "The going of the white swan" shows a man holding the hand of a woman, wearing a fur coat, whose arm is around the shoulder of a boy wrapped in a blanket with bandages on both his head... More

D. W. Griffith presents way down east

D. W. Griffith presents way down east

Motion picture poster for "Way Down East" shows a man carrying a woman through the snow.

The Crimson skull, Movie Poster

The Crimson skull, Movie Poster

Motion picture poster showing a man and woman in western garb with a horse standing between them. The Norman Film M'f'g Co. presents "The Crimson Skull." Baffling western mystery photoplay co-starring Anita Bu... More

Boy Meets Girl

Boy Meets Girl

Beginning… Tuesday Dec 14th for ten days thru Dec 23 The gayest holiday entertainment in Detroit on the stage The Federal Theatre In "Boy Meets Girl" sparkling New York Comedy evenings at 8:30 Sunday m... More

Campus Theater, vertical, Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas

Campus Theater, vertical, Manhattan Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Movie theaters; Main Street. Purchase; John Margolies 2008 (DLC/PP-2008:109-2). Credit line: John Margolies Road... More

"The Bandit of Point Loma - a stirring western showing how the light-house keeper captured a marauding desperado"

"The Bandit of Point Loma - a stirring western showing how the light-h...

Motion picture poster for "The bandit of Point Loma" shows a man and woman standing together on a cliff looking out at the ocean, a distant settlement, and a lighthouse; man has arm around woman's shoulder. Ca... More

Prof. Haskell's moving picture entertainment

Prof. Haskell's moving picture entertainment

Motion picture poster for "Prof. Haskell's moving picture entertainment" shows advertisements. Gazette Press, Newark, N. Y.

An Unselfish love, Movie Poster

An Unselfish love, Movie Poster

Motion picture poster for "An Unselfish Love" shows a man and a woman on a farm standing by a hog pen. An Edison film. No. 5851.

I left her on the beach at Honolulu
Pershing's crusaders--Auspices of the United States government / The H.C. Miner Litho. Co. N.Y.

Pershing's crusaders--Auspices of the United States government / The H...

Poster showing Pershing leading troops, with spirits of crusaders floating above.

[Metropolis] / Klebrand., Art Deco Poster, Movie Poster

[Metropolis] / Klebrand., Art Deco Poster, Movie Poster

Poster for Fritz Lang's film "Metropolis" shows the character Maria in Rotwang's transformation machine. Exchange ; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Passion of Joan of Arc

The Passion of Joan of Arc

Motion picture poster for "The Passion of Joan of Arc" shows Renée Maria Falconetti as Joan of Arc. no. 1 a: Purchase; (DLC/PP-1975:115). no. 1 b: Purchase; (DLC/PP-1977:118). Caption: An immortal screen class... More

H. A. Molzon presents a modern screen version o fthe everalsting play Uncle Tom's cabin with Julia Swayne Gordon & Ralph Ince

H. A. Molzon presents a modern screen version o fthe everalsting play ...

Motion picture poster for "Uncle Tom's Cabin" shows reproductions of four engravings of scenes from the book and in the center a portrait of Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and an emancipated slave.

Madam, how would you like to sit behind the hat you are wearing

Madam, how would you like to sit behind the hat you are wearing

Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame. J170034 U.S. Copyright Office... More

Change of song to-morrow, Motion Picture Theaters

Change of song to-morrow, Motion Picture Theaters

Photo shows a woman playing a musical instrument while a man admires her. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, ... More

Quo Vadis Lygia bound to the wild bull.

Quo Vadis Lygia bound to the wild bull.

Motion picture poster for "Quo Vadis" shows a woman bound to a wild bull in an arena being watched by the [Emporer Nero] and other spectators. Copyright 1913 by George Klein. No. 05337-B. George Klein presents... More

The wasp, Movie Poster

The wasp, Movie Poster

Motion picture poster for "The Wasp" shows a man in a top hat confronting a seated man among a group of other men. "With Dick Little Secret Service operative." "A Selig Blue Flame Series detective drama."

The reparation An awakened honor., Movie Poster

The reparation An awakened honor., Movie Poster

Motion picture poster for "The Reparation" shows two women holding a sword. A woman sleeps in the background. "By Cyrus Townsend Brady." "Selig drama."

The week's movie program, San Augustine, Texas
Movie theater. Southside, Chicago, Illinois

Movie theater. Southside, Chicago, Illinois

Photo shows Regal Theater and Savoy Ballroom. Public domain photograph of movie theater building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

State Theater, Main Street, Jewett City, Connecticut

State Theater, Main Street, Jewett City, Connecticut

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Movie theaters; Main Street. Purchase; John Margolies 2008 (DLC/PP-2008:109-2). Credit line: John Margolies Road... More

Campus Drive-In Theater, closer view with neon, El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego, California

Campus Drive-In Theater, closer view with neon, El Cajon Boulevard, Sa...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Mural and decorated screens; Drive-in movie theaters & signs. Purchase; John Margolies 2007 (DLC/PP-2007:125). C... More

Lakewood Drive-In Theater, Carson Street, Lakewood, California

Lakewood Drive-In Theater, Carson Street, Lakewood, California

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Mural and decorated screens; Drive-in movie theaters & signs. Purchase; John Margolies 2007 (DLC/PP-2007:125). C... More

[Movie theater]. New Orleans, Louisiana

[Movie theater]. New Orleans, Louisiana

Picryl description: Public domain historical photograph of 1930s America during the Great Depression, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Cabiria, Movie Poster

Cabiria, Movie Poster

Motion picture poster for the film "Cabiria" shows a scene where Cabiria is about to be sacrificed to the god Moloch. Caption: A new edition of D'annunziio's masterpiece. No. 105. A Latin film.

Three friends, Movie Poster

Three friends, Movie Poster

Motion picture poster for "Three Friends" shows three men clasping hands while sitting at a table in a bar.

Mabel's lovers: the suprised suitor / B.P.

Mabel's lovers: the suprised suitor / B.P.

Motion picture poster for "Mabel's lovers, the suprised suitor" shows Mabel Normand with four men staring at her legs; one man faints into the arms of another; well dressed woman standing in background. A Keys... More

George Kleine presents, The Last Days of Pompeii, a spectacular photo-drama / The H.C. Miner Litho. Co., N.Y.

George Kleine presents, The Last Days of Pompeii, a spectacular photo-...

Motion picture poster for "The Last Days of Pompeii" shows erupting volcano.

Going to the "Movies." This theatre makes no attempt to obey the state law. Boys of any age can go in, afternoon or evening. 2:30 P.M.  Location: Jersey City, New Jersey.

Going to the "Movies." This theatre makes no attempt to obey the state...

Picryl description: Public domain photograph of city street life, vendor, shop sign, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

[Princess Theatre], Motion Picture Theaters

[Princess Theatre], Motion Picture Theaters

Public domain photograph of theater building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Alexander the man who knows

Alexander the man who knows

At head of title: Pantages, Minneapolis; week com. Sun. Mar. 30. Transferred from; LC Rare Book and Special Collections Division; 1956. Forms part of: Magic poster collection (Library of Congress) Forms part of... More

Adjusting film. Show will continue in a few minutes

Adjusting film. Show will continue in a few minutes

Paper print made from lantern slide used as announcemenet in motion picture theaters. Text appears with photo of girl hammering at a film projector. "No. C 6." Copyright claimant: The Electro Mechanical Co., Cl... More

If you expect to rate as a gentleman, you will not expectorate on the floor

If you expect to rate as a gentleman, you will not expectorate on the ...

Paper print made from lantern slide used as announcemenet in motion picture theaters. Text appears with a border design. "No. B 17." Copyright claimant: Electro Mechanical Co., Cleveland, Ohio.

Ladies kindly remove your hats, Motion Picture Theaters

Ladies kindly remove your hats, Motion Picture Theaters

Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograph, and the whole shown in a fancy carved frame. J170054 U.S. Copyright Office... More

Her victory eternal The jealousy of fate.

Her victory eternal The jealousy of fate.

Motion picture poster for "Her Victory Eternal" shows a woman holding a bouquet surrounded by two men with another woman in the background.

D. W. Griffith presents The greatest thing in life

D. W. Griffith presents The greatest thing in life

Poster depicting a man and a woman cheek to cheek. "Jeanette realizes the greatest thing in life." Personally directed by D. W. Griffith, story by Capt. Victor Marier, photographed by G. W. Bitzer. An Artcraft Picture.

From headquarters

From headquarters

Motion picture poster for "From headquarters" shows George Brent pointing a gun through a partially opened door; George Brent with arm around waist of Margaret Lindsay.

Entrance to a movie house, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Entrance to a movie house, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Public domain photograph of theater building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Mexican boys looking at movie poster, San Antonio, Texas

Mexican boys looking at movie poster, San Antonio, Texas

Public domain photograph of advertising campaign, billboard, street signs, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Crowd coming out of Regal movie theater. Southside of Chicago, Illinois

Crowd coming out of Regal movie theater. Southside of Chicago, Illinoi...

Public domain image of a historic building, free to use, no copyright restrictions - Picryl description

Chicago Theater neon marquee, Chicago, Illinois

Chicago Theater neon marquee, Chicago, Illinois

Title and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Date based on release date of the movie "El Condor" on September 23, 1970. Margolies categories: Movie theaters; Main Street. Purchase; Joh... More

Loyola Theater, tower detail, Manchester & Sepulveda Boulevard, Westchester, California

Loyola Theater, tower detail, Manchester & Sepulveda Boulevard, Westch...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Movie theaters; Main Street. Purchase; John Margolies 2007 (DLC/PP-2007:125). Credit line: John Margolies Roadsi... More

Forging the weapons of war, official United States war film / Ioseph Pennell del. ; Ketterlinus Philada. imp.

Forging the weapons of war, official United States war film / Ioseph P...

Poster showing cranes in a shipyard. Produced by Signal Corps, U.S.A. and Committee on Public Information.

Lyman H. Howe's high class moving pictures - new magic pictures / Courier Co. litho., Buffalo, N.Y.

Lyman H. Howe's high class moving pictures - new magic pictures / Cour...

Motion picture poster for "Lyman H. Howe's high class moving pictures - new magic pictures" shows people watching motion picture in theater, includes insert of head-and-shoulders portrait of Lyman H. Howe. Cop... More

Children looking at posters in front of movie, Saturday, Steele, Missouri

Children looking at posters in front of movie, Saturday, Steele, Misso...

Public domain photograph of Great Depression era, artistic, art photography, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Real thing in cowboys cupid in chaps.

The Real thing in cowboys cupid in chaps.

Motion picture poster for "The Real thing in cowboys" shows one cowboy kneeling in front of another cowboy, possibly Tom Mix, and an alarmed woman standing alongside. Copyright 1914 by Selig Polyscope Co. A Se... More

The Real thing in cowboys cupid in chaps.

The Real thing in cowboys cupid in chaps.

Motion picture poster for "The Real thing in cowboys" shows one cowboy kneeling in front of another cowboy, possibly Tom Mix, and an alarmed woman standing alongside. Copyright 1914 by Selig Polyscope Co. A Se... More

Takoma, Washington. Old movie theatre, Motion Picture Theaters

Takoma, Washington. Old movie theatre, Motion Picture Theaters

Photograph shows four men standing at the entrance of movie theater; signage in background "Edison's moving pictures, Entertainment for ladies and children"; man on far right points to sign "Moving pictures - A... More

Quo Vadis Vinitius makes love to Lygia.

Quo Vadis Vinitius makes love to Lygia.

Motion picture poster for "Quo Vadis" shows Vinitius and Lygia sitting on a bed of pillows; Vinitius, holds a goblet of wine as he looks at Lygia; party goers in the background.

The man-hater How the biter was bitten.

The man-hater How the biter was bitten.

Motion picture poster for "The Man-Hater" shows a woman helped off of a train by a conductor. She carries large bundles and two bird cages containing a cat and a parrot. "A farce comedy by James Oliver Curwood."

Selig presents hearts and masks Galloping Dick's waterloo, a sensational society drama taken from the famous novel by Harold MacGrath.

Selig presents hearts and masks Galloping Dick's waterloo, a sensation...

Motion picture poster for "Hearts and Masks" shows a man and woman in costumes, each holding a ten of hearts playing card. "A drama in three reels." Featuring Kathlyn Williams

Coming Robert Warwick and Doris Kenyon in "A girl's folly" / KD.

Coming Robert Warwick and Doris Kenyon in "A girl's folly" / KD.

Motion picture poster for "A Girl's Folly" showing a partially draped woman lying at the base of a large mask (tragedy?) which appears to be lamenting the girl's folly. Copyright by World Film Corp'n.

Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present an Irvin Willat production, The air mail with Warner Baxter, Billie Dove, Mary Brian and Douglas Fairbanks Jr

Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present an Irvin Willat production, Th...

Poster depicts a woman in the cockpit of an airplane. "By Byron Morgan, screen play by James Shelley Hamilton." "A Paramount Picture produced by Famous Players - Lasky Corp." Country of origin U.S.A. This post... More

Movie theatre on Saint Charles Street. Liberty Theater, New Orleans, Louisiana

Movie theatre on Saint Charles Street. Liberty Theater, New Orleans, L...

Picryl description: Public domain image of a mural painting, architecture, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

Schoolchildren waiting in line to go to the movies, San Augustine, Texas

Schoolchildren waiting in line to go to the movies, San Augustine, Tex...

Picryl description: Public domain image of children in poverty, child labor, Great Depression, 1930s, migrant workers, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

The movies are popular in the Negro section of Chicago, Illinois

The movies are popular in the Negro section of Chicago, Illinois

Photo shows Regal Theater and Savoy Ballroom in the Southside neighborhood.

Berkley Theater, horizontal, Robins, Berkley, Michigan

Berkley Theater, horizontal, Robins, Berkley, Michigan

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Movie theaters; Main Street. Purchase; John Margolies 2008 (DLC/PP-2008:109-2). Credit line: John Margolies Road... More

Lyman H. Howe's high class moving pictures - new magic pictures / Courier Co. litho., Buffalo, N.Y.

Lyman H. Howe's high class moving pictures - new magic pictures / Cour...

Motion picture poster for "Lyman H. Howe's high class moving pictures - new magic pictures" shows people watching motion picture in theater, includes insert of head-and-shoulders portrait of Lyman H. Howe. Cop... More

Elliot & Sherman Film Corp. ... present D.W. Griffith's 8th wonder of the world The Birth of a Nation ...

Elliot & Sherman Film Corp. ... present D.W. Griffith's 8th wonder of ...

Motion picture poster for "The birth of a nation" shows title of film inside large red circle.

Where the boys spend their money.  Location: St. Louis, Missouri.

Where the boys spend their money. Location: St. Louis, Missouri.

Public domain photograph of theater building, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Uncle Tom's Cabin featuring Irving Cummings

Uncle Tom's Cabin featuring Irving Cummings

Motion picture poster for "Uncle Tom's cabin" shows an old white woman waving finger at an African American child with a book.

The Rustler's reformation, Movie Poster

The Rustler's reformation, Movie Poster

Motion picture poster for "The rustler's reformation" shows cowboy with arm around woman. Copyright 1913 by Selig Polyscope Co. A Selig western drama.

Nazimova in Oscar Wilde's "Salomé" / direction by Charles Bryant.

Nazimova in Oscar Wilde's "Salomé" / direction by Charles Bryant.

Motion picture poster for "Salomé" shows the moon, with a head-and-shoulders image of a woman, passing through the clouds.

The portrait (drama), Movie Poster

The portrait (drama), Movie Poster

Poster depicting a man looking at a painting. Trademark Thomas A Edison.

Good night, Motion Picture Theaters

Good night, Motion Picture Theaters

Photo shows a woman yawning in her night clothes while holding a lit candle. Positive paper print from lantern slide used in motion picture theaters as announcement. Each text superimposed on humorous photograp... More

The Gaumont Co. L'T'D. London presents the motion picture records of the undying story of Capt. Scott and animal life in the Antarctic / The Morgan Lith. Co., Cleveland, O.

The Gaumont Co. L'T'D. London presents the motion picture records of t...

Motion picture poster for "Capt. Scott and Animal Life in the Antarctic" showing view from an ice cave of a ship moored in the distance. From photo copyright 1912 by H.G. Pontiny, F.R.G.S.

C. D. Two hearts finally united.

C. D. Two hearts finally united.

Motion picture poster for "C.D." shows a woman interacting with a man in a Civil War uniform. An older man sits in front of them at a telegraph. "A Civil War drama." "Through me the spy escaped!"

Little Lord Fauntleroy, Movie Poster

Little Lord Fauntleroy, Movie Poster

Motion picture poster for "Little Lord Fauntleroy" shows party scene with guest watching Littile Lord Fauntleroy, (Mary Pickford), coming down the steps holding his grandfather's hand, (Claude Gillingwater); in... More

Ideal Pictures presents Jesus of Nazareth, the story of our lord The prince of peace.

Ideal Pictures presents Jesus of Nazareth, the story of our lord The p...

Motion picture poster for "Jesus of Nazareth" shows a portrait of Jesus Christ.

Man in front of movie theater, Waco, Texas
In front of the movie theater. Chicago, Illinois

In front of the movie theater. Chicago, Illinois

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Entrance to movie theater. Southside of Chicago, Illinois

Entrance to movie theater. Southside of Chicago, Illinois

Title and other information from caption card. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Skioptikonbild från Institutionen för fotografi vid Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan. Använd av professor Helmer Bäckström som föreläsningsmaterial. Bäckström var Sveriges första professor i fotografi vid Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan i Stockholm 1948-1958.Exempel på ett av de första filmprogrammen. För Lumières Cinématographe i Paris 1895.

Skioptikonbild från Institutionen för fotografi vid Kungliga Tekniska ...

Skioptikonbild från Institutionen för fotografi vid Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan. Använd av professor Helmer Bäckström som föreläsningsmaterial. Bäckström var Sveriges första professor i fotografi vid Kungliga T... More

San Pedro Drive-In Theater, angle from right, gray sky, Gaffey Street, San Pedro, Los Angeles, California

San Pedro Drive-In Theater, angle from right, gray sky, Gaffey Street,...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Mural and decorated screens; Drive-in movie theaters & signs. Purchase; John Margolies 2007 (DLC/PP-2007:125). C... More

Cactus Drive-in Theater, vertical view, Marcy Yale Boulevard, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Cactus Drive-in Theater, vertical view, Marcy Yale Boulevard, Albuquer...

Photograph shows the The Cactus Drive-in which was the first drive-in theatre in the New Mexico. It opened September 26, 1947 with Fred MacMurray & Anne Baxter in "Smokey". (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2018... More

Glen White in Gem's great instructive play, Absinthe--Reflective moments / Metropolitan Division, U.S. Lithograph Company.

Glen White in Gem's great instructive play, Absinthe--Reflective momen...

Motion picture poster for "Absinthe" shows a man seated, with hand on head, at table with three glasses of absinthe. Universal films trademark in lower left corner.

The Sheriff's reward A heart taken prisoner : Cowboy drama / / Goes Litho. Co., Chicago.

The Sheriff's reward A heart taken prisoner : Cowboy drama / / Goes Li...

Motion picture poster for "The sheriff's reward" shows cowgirl saying to cowboy, "The cattle thieves are after you!" Copyright 1914 by Selig Polyscope Co.

Children looking at posters in front of movie, Saturday, Steele, Missouri

Children looking at posters in front of movie, Saturday, Steele, Misso...

Picryl description: Public domain historical photograph of 1930s America during the Great Depression, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Negro going in colored entrance of movie house on Saturday afternoon, Belzoni, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi

Negro going in colored entrance of movie house on Saturday afternoon, ...

Photograph shows side of Crescent Theatre in Belzoni, Mississippi. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2013)

Love's stratagem, Movie Poster

Love's stratagem, Movie Poster

Motion picture poster for "Love's Stratagem" showing three scenes from the movie set against an art nouveau design. IMP - Independent Moving Pictures Co. of America, 111 E. 14th St. New York City. No. 1. Purch... More

Friend of a motor transport section placed in position by the roadside in France

Friend of a motor transport section placed in position by the roadside...

Charlie Chaplin scarecrow, France, during World War I. This rather bizarre and macabre photograph shows two soldiers, identified in the caption as members of a transport unit, laughing at a scarecrow figure dre... More

Garrison's finish, winning life's handicap a race track drama in three reels.

Garrison's finish, winning life's handicap a race track drama in three...

Motion picture poster for "Garrison's Finish" shows a man facing a jockey, both with their fists clinched. In the background is a horse race.

William Fox presents Blanche Sweet in Singed with Warner Baxter and Mary McAllister

William Fox presents Blanche Sweet in Singed with Warner Baxter and Ma...

Poster depicting a woman getting her hair and nails done while two other women prepare her clothes. "A flaming drama of the new west and its old passions, story by Adele Rogers St. Johns, scenario by Gertrude ... More

The birth of a nation, Movie Poster

The birth of a nation, Movie Poster

Motion picture poster for "The birth of a nation" shows title of film inside large red circle; in background a silouhette of soldiers marching carrying flags. Caption: D. W. Griffith's most famous picture of a... More

Movie theatre, Washington, D.C.
Waiting for the movie to open, Sunday afternoon, Pharr, Texas
Waiting for the movie to open, Sunday afternoon, Pharr, Texas

Waiting for the movie to open, Sunday afternoon, Pharr, Texas

Picryl description: Public domain image of a gas station, convenience store, 20th-century small town, free to use, no copyright restrictions.

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