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.
On December 7, 1877, Edison demonstrated his phonograph at the New York City offices of the nation's leading technical weekly publication, Scientific American.
On New Year's Eve, 1879, Thomas Edison unveiled his newest invention: the electric light.
In the 1890s, Thomas Edison worked with his assistant and part-time photographer, William Dickson to create a motion picture camera.