Item - PE000928 - Program for "The Birth of a Nation" shown at the Empire Theatre

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PE000928 - Program for "The Birth of a Nation" shown at the Empire Theatre

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  • 1915 (Creation)

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13.2 x 19.5 cm paper program is printed on white paper with black ink.

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Program for "The Birth of a Nation" shown at the Empire Theatre. Front cover contains a b&w border, separated into four segments.

  • The top segment reads: Empire Program.
  • The next segment down reads: One Week Starting Monday, February 14th - Matinee Daily - The Basil Corporation Presents D. W. Griffith’s - “The Birth of a Nation” - A Spectacular Drama in Two Acts - Founded on Thomas Dixon’s Story - “The Clansman” - Basil S. Courtney, General Manager - Symphony Orchestra of Twenty - Under the leadership of Mr. Alf. Dalby - Note—There will be an intermission of eight minutes between Acts 1 and 2. 
  • The bottom two segments contain advertisements for various businesses.

The interior of the program is also separated into 9 segments. Most contain advertisements; however two contain a list of cast and characters of the movie. The back page contains information regarding the picture, with three headings titled: The Griffith Trade Mark; Facts About the Picture, and Making Altogether. Printed by The Model Press Cor. Queens & Rice.

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Bruce Peel Special Collections is part of University of Alberta Libraries.

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