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Scene from "Birth of a Nation" (directed by D.W. Griffith), A southern gentleman, Ben Cameron, holds a cased photograph of Elsie Stoneman. 
1915 
  
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This scene showing a cased photograph occurs approximately 12:30 minutes into the film. Elsie Stoneman was played by Lillian Gish and Ben Cameron by Henry B. Walthall. 
 
 
  

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