The Lincoln Highway along the Juniata, 1915

LINCOLN HIGHWAY NEWS IS A BLOG BY BRIAN BUTKO

From May through August, 1915, LHA vice-president and field secretary Henry Ostermann led a film crew across the Lincoln Highway. The resulting promotion film, the “Three-Mile Picture Show,” was shown for years but no copies are known to have survived.

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Luckily for us, and history, Edward Holden was along for the ride — he was Ostermann’s secretary, in charge of the filming but also documenting the trip in photos too.

The crew stopped east of Bedford, Pa., to snap this picture next to the Juniata River. The caption reads “‘Orphy’ Canaday and ‘Maud’ posing for the pictures. Maud is the one on wheels. Both came from Indiana.”

A collection of photos from the trip is available from the Lincoln Highway Trading Post at
http://lhtp.com/the-1915-lh-transcontinental-filming-expedition-cd

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