Lyman H. Howe's motion pictures, illustration, circa 1898

Lyman H. Howe's motion pictures, illustration, circa 1898

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Caption: Lyman H. Howe's new marvels in moving pictures' illustration, circa 1898. This print shows an audience in a movie theatre watching footage of a sea battle during the Spanish-American War, with a portrait of Lyman H. Howe upper left. Lyman Hakes Howe (1856-1923) was an American motion picture exhibitor and early filmmaker, and the first person to add background sound effects in movies using a phonograph.

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