Archive for Thursday, June 7, 2012

100 years ago: Haskell students to be first to view Lawrence motion picture

June 7, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for June 7, 1912:

  • "Word was received this morning from Topeka stating that the motion picture films taken here Monday and Tuesday are developed and that an excellent picture was secured.... The pictures will be seen first on next Wednesday afternoon. It is planned to make this Haskell Day at the nickel where they will be shown. The Indians have a very prominent part in the picture and as Wednesday is the last day of school it is planned to turn the show over to the Haskell people so that all may see them. The students are to be permitted to come down town on that afternoon to see the pictures. The films will remain in Lawrence for a number of days so that all Lawrence people will have an opportunity of seeing the pictures before they go out on the motion picture circuit."
  • "May hundred children returned to their homes over the city last night, tired but immensely happy and filled with thoughts of a most pleasant afternoon just spent. They had been to the children's picnic at Woodland park and never before have so many children been so thoroughly happy as these little folks were last night.... Their laughter, as they indulged in the games, resounded through the park and could be heard far away. They rode the merry-go-round and the roller coaster, they ate peanuts and pop-corn and drank lemonade, they played games and watched the races and then they came back to Lawrence a happy contented bunch of children."
  • "Two men were injured and a large Scotch Collie dog is dead as a result of a meeting of the dog and a motorcycle yesterday evening shortly before 8 o'clock in the 1100 block of Tennessee street. The injured men are Harry Cooper and Kenneth Hohenstein while the dog belonged to Edward E. Brown. The accident occurred while Hohenstein was carrying the Cooper boy as a passenger on his machine. They state that the dog darted out at the passing machine and that it was impossible for them to avoid the collision.... The two riders were thrown from the cycle and the machine fell on top of them. Those who saw the spill say that the men were shot along the pavement for several yards.... Cooper was underneath the machine when aid arrived and had to be assisted to a nearby home where his injuries were dressed. Hohenstein was more fortunate and is but slightly wounded.... The dog is dead. He was struck on the back by the machine and the bone broken. He was a thoroughbred Scotch Collie and prized very highly by his owner."


Sarah St. John 6 years ago

Weiser, see the comment thread here:

I'm sure I speak for all of the commenters when I say that I really, really wish that film was still in existence. Kinda sad.

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