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Thanhouser Studio Archive Explore the legacy of a silent film powerhouse.

Iona College is proud to present this digital archive of photographs, film stills, promotional materials, and other ephemera from the Thanhouser Company, a silent film studio that operated in New Rochelle, NY between 1909 and 1917. The archive is the result of a collaboration between Iona College, Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc., and TCFP president, Ned Thanhouser, who has worked tirelessly to promote the legacy of the studio co-founded by his grandparents, Gertrude and Edwin Thanhouser.

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Inspired to preserve film history

Ned Thanhouser vividly describes how his grandparents' roots in stock theater led to the successful management of the most productive independent film studio of the silent era.

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