On New Year's Eve, 1879, Thomas Edison unveiled his newest invention: the electric light. Reporters came from all over the U.S. to see Edison's Menlo Park lab lit up with his incandescent bulbs.
In the 1890s, Thomas Edison worked with his assistant and part-time photographer, William Dickson to create a motion picture camera.
In February 1881, Thomas Edison established the headquarters of the Edison Electric Light Company in New York City.
In the fall of 1922, a film crew came to West Orange, New Jersey to document Thomas Edison going about his day.