Historian Michael Zahs will offer a historic perspective on Frank and Indiana Brinton who were traveling entertainers from Washington, Iowa. Between 1879 and 1915, the Brintons entertained audiences throughout the Midwest, including Iowa City. This program will also include examples from the Brintons’ collection of magic lantern slides from 1860-1900 and films from 1895-1908. These are some of the oldest films in the world, and some are the only copies known to exist.
To RSVP, please use the form below or call 319-351-5738. This event is free to Johnson County Historical Society Members and $5 for non-members. Sponsored by University of Iowa Community Credit Union.
This program is part one of The Brinton Projected Entertainment Series. More information on this series to follow.