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.
Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated his new invention, the telephone, at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Park.
In 1894, Thomas Edison filmed sharpshooter Annie Oakley in his Black Maria studio.
In the 1890s, Thomas Edison worked with his assistant and part-time photographer, William Dickson to create a motion picture camera.