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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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You thought Star Wars was cool? Wait till ya...
11 June 2000 | by (Oceania) – See all my reviews

Thomas Edison's "Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze" is truly the "Star Wars" of the 1800s... This ground-breaking masterpiece literally blew me away. I stared in awe at the sneeze, for the visual effects were just magnificent... with moving images and all. Story wise, this is also quite a masterpiece. Who could have thought of anything more brilliant than a sneeze! Anyhow, this movie was meant to be watched over and over again, and trust me, you'll never grow tired of this one. A true collector's item!


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