Mickey Rooney Promoting the Movie "Young Tom Edison" in Port Huron, Michigan, 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.

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Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.563 in

Width: 4.5 in

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