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Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

A man (Thomas Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Thomas Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States.

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A man (Edison's assistant) takes a pinch of snuff and sneezes. This is one of the earliest Edison films and was the first motion picture to be copyrighted in the United States. Written by Eric Sorensen <Eric_Sorensen@fc.mcps.k12.md.us>

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9 January 1894 (USA)  »

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Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze, January 7, 1894  »

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The sneeze itself, probably one of the most historic sneezes in history, took place on January 7, 1894. History does not record of the time of the sneeze, however. See more »

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30 December 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)

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If entertainment is what you're seeking then don't take my four-star review meaning a great movie. The word entertainment might not fit too well with these early films but on a historical level this here is one of the all time greats. Running just five seconds we see a man sneeze. Yes, that's all there is to it. This is famous for many reasons including it being one of the earliest films made by Edison. According to records it was filmed on January 7th, 1894 and became the first movie to have a copyright two days later.


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