Souvenir from "Young Tom Edison" Movie Premiere and Edison Days Celebration, Port Huron, Michigan, February 10-11, 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. This small souvenir contains an image of Thomas Edison as a boy on one side and Rooney in the role of Edison on the other.

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. This small souvenir contains an image of Thomas Edison as a boy on one side and Rooney in the role of Edison on the other.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)
String (Fiber product)

Technique

Photomechanical processes
Printing (Process)

Color

Blue
White (Color)

Dimensions

Diameter: 3 in

Inscriptions

Printed on first side, under Mickey Rooney image: Mickey Rooney / "Young Tom Edison" / World Premiere / PORT HURON, MICHIGAN / Feb. 10, 1940/ A MGM Picture Printed on second side, under Thomas Edison image: Thomas Alva Edison / as a boy in Port Huron / EDISON DAYS / PORT HURON, MICH. / Feb. 10-11, 1940

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