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Siegmund Lubin

(1851-1923)

 
 
Siegmund Lubin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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); 8th & Market (about 300 feet away); Thomas Jefferson (about 300 feet away); Philadelphia Flower Show (about 400 feet
Siegmund Lubin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, February 5, 2022
2. Siegmund Lubin Marker
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away); Declaration House (about 400 feet away); The Graff House (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Declaration House (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on February 10, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2022