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Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva) 1847-1931

Works: 2,981 works in 4,407 publications in 8 languages and 113,232 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Silent films  Short films  Drama  Western films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Animated films  Diaries  Social problem films 
Subject Headings: Inventors 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Collector, Performer, Dedicatee, Honoree, Narrator, Correspondent, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other, Editor, Interviewee, Recording engineer, Signer, Speaker
Classifications: TK140.E3, B
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Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied
The great train robbery and other primary works by Edwin S Porter( Visual )

14 editions published between 1903 and 2002 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bandits tie up the station master, stop the train, rob the mail car, take the passengers' valuables, and then escape. The station master's daughter frees her father, alerts a group at a dance who then chase and overtake the robbers
The incandescent light : a review of its invention and application by Floyd A Lewis( Book )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perils of the new land films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films that address the immigrant experience in the United States in the early twentieth century
Inventions and innovations( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without the inventor's curiosity and desire to find answers to questions, the world would be a different place. This film examines rare footage of Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Ford, whose theories and subsequent practical application of those ideas transformed the way we live, work and play
The diary and sundry observations of Thomas Alva Edison by Thomas A Edison( Book )

24 editions published between 1938 and 1976 in English and French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edison trials voice audition cylinders of 1912-1913( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samples of European vocalists tested on wax cylinders by the Edison Co
A guide to Thomas A. Edison papers : a selective microfilm edition( Book )

in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edison Film Company and Edwin S. Porter( Visual )

2 editions published in 1976 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of motion pictures produced and copyrighted by Thomas A. Edison and photographed by Edwin S. Porter between 1898 and 1905
History speaks by Andrew Carnegie( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most people in history, including Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, William Howard Taft, James Whitcomb Riley, O. Henry, Arthur Conan Doyle, William Gillette, Theodore Roosevelt, Ellen Terry, King George V, and Amelia Earhart. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan
The Origins of cinema, volume 1( Visual )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the origins of the cinema with early silent films including examples from the Edison Company. Most were photographed by Edwin S. Porter
Early cinema( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents early Thomas A. Edison films originally issued by Blackhawk films under title an Edison album plus some other longer titles
More treasures from American film archives, 1894-1931 50 films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 3 of an anthology of films from American film archives. In addition to rare silent-era features, includes cartoons and animation, documentaries and newsreels, earliest American movies, pioneering sound and color experiments, serial episodes, trailers for lost films, advertisements, avant-garde shorts, ethnographic footage, films of ethnic communities, and os
Edison album( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landmark first "peep-show" films that dazzled the viewers of the Kinetoscope were created by Thomas A. Edison and W.K.L. Dickson, and continue to be known as the first revelation of what film would become. Inventor Thomas A. Edison and William. K. L. Dickson, his principal associate, began work on the motion picture project in 1891. In 1894, they began to exhibit films commercially in the Kinetoscope, a peep-show device. Theatrical projection followed in 1896. These are some of the first films
Electrocuting an elephant( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a film of the electrocution of an elephant that helped build Luna Park on Coney Island. After she killed three men, and poisoning her did not work, Thomas Edison offered to use AC power to kill her and to demonstrate that AC power was more dangerous than his newly developed DC power
Dewar's - it's scotch( Visual )

1 edition published in 1898 and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claimed to be the first advertising film
Edison ; a biography by Matthew Josephson( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Thomas Edison portraying the man and the myth behind the genius
Edison : his life and inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer( Book )

2 editions published between 1910 and 1929 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large teamwork to the process of invention, and therefore is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory
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