Lawrence Williams

Thanhouser photographer and cameraman Lawrence Williams with his equipment (Courtesy of the American Museum of the Moving Image/Lawrence Williams Collection)

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Download Links to Free Online Thanhouser films


The Thanhouser Twins: Marion and Madeline Fairbanks 
Presented at the
Women and the Silent Screen Conference 2019


Thanhouser Films: An Encyclopedia and History
Version 2.1 now with Hundreds of Photographs, Posters, Glass Slides, and Advertising Heralds


The Thanhouser Studio
and the Birth of American Cinema

Awarded Best Historical Documentary!

Nineteen New High Quality Films
Now Available on DVD and Online

DVDs For Sale
The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema


Thanhouser Treasures from the
Library of Congress


Thanhouser Treasures from the
EYE Filmmuseum


Thanhouser Presents

David Copperfield

The Thanhouser Collection:

Volumes 1, 2 & 3

 Volumes 4, 5 & 6

Volumes 7, 8 & 9

Volumes 10, 11 & 12

Volumes 13, 14 & 15

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Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization involved in the research, acquisition, preservation and publication of educational materials related to the early silent motion picture era, with a specific focus on the Thanhouser film enterprise.
     From its founding in 1909 through 1917, Thanhouser Company, and its successor company, Mutual's Thanhouser Film Corporation, produced and released over 1,000 silent films to worldwide distribution.

     Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. is pleased to offer 96 films for viewing on DVD and streaming online, may at no charge. Please visit this page to read about these films and how to watch.

Want to learn more about silent films and  preservation?

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Thanhouser Company Film Preservation is a co-founder and proud sponsor of the International Youth Silent Film Festival.

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