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Hales Tours
Hales Tours
TitleHales Tours
SubjectRailroad cars
Voyages around the world
Amusement parks
Amusement rides
Motion picture industry
DescriptionImage shows an amusement ride that was the predecessor of the nickelodeon. It was composed of train cars that each seated 72 passengers with a seven to ten minute motion picture depicting scenes from around the world. It was filmed from the front of a train and played at the end of the car. Machines vibrated, rocked, and tilted the car to simulate the motion of the train, and painted scenery that rolled past with windows. For more information on Hale's tours, visit
CreatorRay Brian
PublisherBradley University Library
DateCA. 1896
Format35mm slide
SourceImage PHS-P126 in the Peoria Historical Society Image Collection, Bradley University Library, Special Collections Center
RightsThis resource is provided for educational purposes only. Copyright to these images is held by the Peoria Historical Society or other persons/entities; images may not be downloaded, reproduced, or distributed in any format without written permission. Any attempt to download, copy in any manner, and/or circumvent the access controls placed on these files is a violation of United States and international copyright laws and is subject to criminal prosecution. For more information, contact the Special Collections Center of the Bradley University Library (309) 677-2822
CollectionPeoria Historical Society Image Collection (Bradley University)
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