Souvenir Train Ticket from Detroit to Port Huron, Michigan for "Young Tom Edison" Movie Premiere, February 10, 1940

Summary

In February 1940, MGM premiered its film Young Tom Edison in Edison's boyhood home of Port Huron, Michigan. The movie starred Mickey Rooney as the young inventor. Rooney and other dignitaries arrived in Port Huron on a train lent by Henry Ford. The train followed the same route traveled by Edison in his youth when he sold candy and newspapers to passengers.

In February 1940, MGM premiered its film Young Tom Edison in Edison's boyhood home of Port Huron, Michigan. The movie starred Mickey Rooney as the young inventor. Rooney and other dignitaries arrived in Port Huron on a train lent by Henry Ford. The train followed the same route traveled by Edison in his youth when he sold candy and newspapers to passengers.

Material

Cardboard
Ink
Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Handwriting
Printing (Process)
Stamping (Marking)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)
Red

Dimensions

Height: 3 in

Width: 4.813 in

Inscriptions

Printed on front: C. D. & C. G. T. JCT. R. R. / Issued to Mr. [handwritten: W.J. Cameron] / NOT TRANSFERABLE / Between DETROIT and PORT HURON, MICH. / SPECIAL LTD. TICKET / A reasonable number of pounds of baggage will be / allowed. All extra baggage will be fowarded at / attractive prices. / [stamped in red ink: 18004] CAR Number ____ / (Look on Back) Printed on back: And is for Transportation / Via Grand Trunk & Western RR / To MR. THOMAS ALVA EDISON'S /93rd Birthday Celebration in / Port Huron, Michigan / Saturday--February 10th, 1940 / and the World Premiere of / MICKEY ROONEY as / "YOUNG TOM EDISON" / A METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER Picture Stamped in red ink on back: NOT GOOD AFTER / 78 / YEARS / from / FEB. 10th, 1862

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