American Experience

The Kinetoscope

Clip: Season 27 Episode 3 | 3m 32s

In the 1890s, Thomas Edison worked with his assistant and part-time photographer, William Dickson to create a motion picture camera. They created a series of short films that could be viewed on a coin-operated, peephole viewing cabinet called a kinetoscope. “Edison” premieres January 27, 2015 on PBS American Experience.

Aired: 01/27/15

Rating: NR

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