Tuesday, June 7, 2011

When Lincoln Paid

Still taken from When Lincoln Paid. Photo courtesy: geeksofdoom

The only known copy of When Lincoln Paid, a 1913 silent film about Abraham Lincoln, was accidently discovered when a contractor was cleaning out an old barn in Nelson, New Hampshire.

The barn was going to be demolished; and, Peter Massie, a movie buff, was cleaning out the attic space when he spotted the film and old movie projector. He thought his find was "really cool" and he eventually took it to Keene State College, where film professor Larry Benaquist researched and determined it was a very rare film that didn't exist in any film archives.

The 30-minute filmed starred Francis Ford as Lincoln.

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