Alexander Black

Alexander Black

Known for: Writing
Birthday: 1859-02-07 (162 years old)

Biography

Alexander Black (1859–1940) was an American author, photographer, newspaper man, and the inventor of the pre-cinema “Picture Play” which debuted in 1894. Biography Website https://www.alexanderblack.comWorks by Alexander Black on Archive.orgPDF Brochure of "Alexander Black; Cinema Pioneer" Berkeley Art Museum, Pacific Film Archive 2009

Early Life

Alexander Black was born in New York City in 1859, the eldest child of Peter Black and Sarah MacCrae, both born in Scotland. After a grammar school education and teaching himself printmaking, became a reporter at the Brooklyn Eagle. In 1878 at the age 19 he toured Europe for three months keeping a detailed sketchbook.

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Writing

Birthday
1859-02-07 (162 years old)

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