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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Thanhouser Company

TCo Trademark

Film Preservation,  Inc.


What's New?

Now Streaming Online:

David Copperfield


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!


Six-Sheet Poster Acquisition in Cooperation with
the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Watch this exciting 1915 war drama

Watch 57 Films 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

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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.

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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Created: March, 1994; Last Updated: December  11, 2019
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