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 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.
In the fall of 1922, a film crew came to West Orange, New Jersey to document Thomas Edison going about his day.