Edison's Greatest Marvel: The Vitascope

Date:
1896

In 1895, Charles Francis Jenkins and Thomas Armat invented a machine that projected film onto a screen or wall via electric light. When the two men began to disagree on who deserved credit for the invention, Armat sold it to the Kinetoscope company. The company approached Thomas Edison to finance the machine's manufacturer. He agreed to do so as long as the he received credit for its invention. From that point forward, the device was marketed as having been designed by Edison.

Description (physical):

H: 8 1/8", W: 10"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0044
Institution:
American Heritage Archives

Lee Remick

Date:
June 8, 1960
Creator:
Sam Shaw (1912-1999)
Publisher/Studio:
Graphic Arts Photo Service

Lee Remick (1935-1991) was a television and film actress best known for the movies Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Days of Wine and Roses (1962), and The Omen (1976). This photograph shows her in 1960 in New York City.

Description (physical):

H: 13 3/4", W: 9 1/8"

Location:
Gaithersburg, Maryland
Identifier:
2010.0001.0048
Institution:
American Heritage Archives