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Throwback Thursday: Thomas Edison's Acrobat Film

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A #tbt to 1904 courtesy of Thomas Edison and two super talented acrobats

Most of us "throw back" on a Thursday. This week, we're throwing back further than ever before. To April 29, 1904, when Thomas Edison created a film featuring two Japanese performing men. The renowned inventor of the first motion picture camera, or Kinetograph, brought a Japanese juggler and his young assistant to his New York City studio to record a video showcasing their amazing acrobatic feats. It's genius and we can't stop watching it.

Text by Laura Bradley


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