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Siegmund Lubin

(1851-1923)

 
 
Siegmund Lubin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Siegmund Lubin Marker
Inscription.  A motion picture pioneer, famed as the first movie mogul. In optical shop here in 1897, began his empire of six studios in five states. His technical genius and marketing skill did much to popularize the medium. Bankrupt by 1916; died in obscurity.
 
Erected 1994 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
 
Location. 39° 57.028′ N, 75° 9.221′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on S. 8th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 S 8th Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Cornelius (here, next to this marker); W.C. Fields (1880 - 1946) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philadelphia Flower Show (about 400 feet away); The Graff House (about 400 feet away); "…it was intended to be an expression of the American mind…"
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(about 400 feet away); Declaration House (about 400 feet away); American Pharmaceutical Association (about 500 feet away); Robert Bogle (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 265 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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