In 1894, Thomas Edison filmed sharpshooter Annie Oakley in his Black Maria studio. He was testing a new device called the kinetograph, an electrically powered camera capable of capturing motion.
In the fall of 1922, a film crew came to West Orange, New Jersey to document Thomas Edison going about his day.
On New Year's Eve, 1879, Thomas Edison unveiled his newest invention: the electric light.
On December 7, 1877, Edison demonstrated his phonograph at the New York City offices of the nation's leading technical weekly publication, Scientific American.