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 1890s, Thomas Edison worked with his assistant and part-time photographer, William Dickson to create a motion picture camera.
On December 7, 1877, Edison demonstrated his phonograph at the New York City offices of the nation's leading technical weekly publication, Scientific American.
In the fall of 1922, a film crew came to West Orange, New Jersey to document Thomas Edison going about his day.