Souvenir from "Young Tom Edison" Movie Premiere and "Edison Days" Celebration in 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. 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

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Photomechanical processes
Printing (Process)

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 4.188 in

Width: 9.5 in

Inscriptions

Printed on envelope under image: OLD SAM HILL WOOD BURNING ENGINE OF 1850'S AND TRAIN--ON WHICH MR. EDISON RODE / LOANED THROUGH COURTESY OF MR. HENRY FORD FOR / THE WORLD PREMIERE / OF / METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER'S PRODUCTION / "Young Tom Edison" / STARRING / MICKEY ROOONEY / PORT HURON, MICHIGAN / SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1940

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