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Over Niagara Falls

June 17, 2014

100 years ago today, Over Niagara Falls was playing at the Palmetto Theatre in Anderson, South Carolina.

Palmetto Theatre Advertisement for Over Niagra Falls in The Anderson (South Carolina) Daily Intelligencer. 18 June 1914, 8. The Library of Congress, Chronicling America: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067669/1914-06-18/ed-1/seq-8/

Palmetto Theatre Advertisement for Over Niagara Falls in The Anderson (South Carolina) Daily Intelligencer. 18 June 1914, 8. Image courtesy of The Library of Congress, Chronicling America: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn93067669/1914-06-18/ed-1/seq-8/

The text on the right of the ad reads: WITNESS:1 The wreck of a big automobile by a fast running freight train.

Advertisement for Over Niagara Falls in Motion Picture News, 3 January 1919, 55, detail 3. Link to this item at the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew82unse#page/55/mode/1up/

Advertisement for Over Niagara Falls in Motion Picture News, 3 January 1919, 55, Detail 3. From the Media History Digital Library. Link to page in context: https://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew82unse#page/55/mode/1up/

2. The trip over the falls in a barrel which contains the heroine

Full Page advertisement for Over Niagara Falls in Motion Picture News, 3 January 1919, 55, detail 1 From the Media History Digital Library. Link to page in context: https://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew82unse#page/55/mode/1up/

Advertisement for Over Niagara Falls in Motion Picture News, 3 January 1919, 55. Detail 1 From the Media History Digital Library. Link to page in context: https://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew82unse#page/55/mode/1up/

3.The plunge of the villain headforemost in the falls and his death in the whirlpool below.

Advertisement for Over Niagara Falls in Motion Picture News, 3 January 1919, 55, detail 2. From the Media History Digital Library. Link to page in context: https://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew82unse#page/55/mode/1up/

Advertisement for Over Niagara Falls in Motion Picture News, 3 January 1919, 55, detail 2. From the Media History Digital Library. Link to page in context: https://archive.org/stream/motionpicturenew82unse#page/55/mode/1up/

 

IMDB page for Over Niagara Falls: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0004447/

According to the Progressive Silent Film List, Over Niagara Falls is lost. http://www.silentera.com/PSFL/data/O/OverNiagaraFalls1914.html

For more information about the Palmetto Theatre, check out http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/14860

For more information about the Media History Digital Library, which enabled me to find these images, check out http://mediahistoryproject.org/

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