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American Vitagraph Company  
Type of Company Production company
Country of Origination United States of America
Years of Operation Active March 1897 through 14 February 1900
Company Principals J. Stuart Blackton
Albert E. Smith
Company Offices unknown
Company Studios unknown

American Vitagraph Company was formed in March 1897. Vitagraph films were distributed by Edison Manufacturing Company after a Fall 1898 lawsuit. The agreement with Edison expired on 29 January 1900, and on 15 February 1900 the company became The Vitagraph Company of America.

 
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