The Romance of the Reaper
In the early days of cinema, one of the ways that folks experienced the moving images was mediated through a lecturer. Traveling exhibitors like the well-known Lyman H. Howe, and Burton Holmes set up temporary exhibition venues from small-town church halls to opera houses and offered audiences edutainment in the form of a lecture accompanied by magic lantern slides and moving images.
Special interests too would travel the nation with lecturing on topics illustrated by moving pictures, The Romance of the Reaper (1910) was a sponsored film, commissioned by the International Harvester Company in 1910 (Prelinger dates it to 1911, but I found a reference to the film in a 1910 issue of The Harvester World)
. 100 years ago today, this film was exhibited in Irvington, Kentucky.