Filming sites of early silent movies survive in New York and New Jersey and many dedicated researchers are rediscovering them and documenting their existence.
Surveying Silent Film Sites
Photo source: New York Times, Fort Lee Film Commission. “Theda Bara, left, filmed in “Carmen” in about 1915 in Fort Lee, N.J., vamping on a rock still visible at an apartment complex on Main Street.”
Historical reenactors/staff from the Old Barracks. Steel from the furnace at Petty’s Run was used in the fight against the British during the American Revolution.
Photo source: nj.com http://photos.nj.com/4506/gallery/pettys_run_archaeological_dig_5142013/index.html#/2
“The Petty’s Run archeological dig, saved two years ago from being buried and backfilled, was unveiled at a ceremony with state and local officials yesterday.”
Petty’s Run article at nj.com
A much better end result for an important archaeological site.