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Specimens of motion picture film compiled and catalogued by Earl Theisen (1903-1973). Collection reflects every technical process available (including color, sound, animation, television) ranging from an 1889 Eastman film to collodion experimental film pre-1900 to the latest samples collected by Theisen in 1932-1934, as well as some subsequent samples dated 1936, 1946 and 1947. 1889-1947, undated
Theisen was the Honorary Curator of Theatrical Arts at the museum for a few years following 1931. He was a technician at the Dunning Process Plant, a member of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, and a member of the Society's Historical Committee.
(Boxes: 1 ½ letter, 3-10 ½ x 9 inch boxes, 6-5 x 7 inch boxes, 2-8 ½ x 8 inch boxes, 2 card file boxes)
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