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

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Works: 2,597 works in 4,377 publications in 10 languages and 108,961 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Short films  Silent films  History  Drama  Western films  Action and adventure films  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Historical television programs 
Subject Headings: Inventors 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Collector, Performer, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Correspondent, Annotator, Speaker, Narrator, Author of introduction, Signer, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: TK140.E3, B
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Most widely held works about Thomas A Edison
 
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Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

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

A collection of 40 films from the era 1886-1913, including Edison Kinetoscope films, Eadweard Muybridge's series photography, films by the Lumière Brothers, Melies' A trip to the moon, Edison's The Great Train Robbery, and animated cartoons by Winsor McCay
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

The great train robbery : and other primary works by Edwin S Porter( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of films from cinema's formative period. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise. An animated rendering of Eadweard Muybridge's primitive motion studies (1877-85) begins the program, immediately defining the compound appeal of cinema as both a scientific marvel and sensational popular entertainment. This is followed by the works of Louis and Auguste Lumière."--Publisher
Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films that address the immigrant experience in the United States in the early twentieth century
Thomas A. Edison papers : a selective microfilm edition by Thomas A Edison( Book )

97 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison album( Visual )

6 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in English and held by 96 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
Inventions and innovations( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 73 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 Edison trials voice audition cylinders of 1912-1913 by Thomas A Edison( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

62 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dewar's - it's scotch( Visual )

1 edition published in 1898 and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claimed to be the first advertising film
A guide to Thomas A. Edison papers : a selective microfilm edition( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great train robbery by Michael Crichton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1903 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this 5-part collection of the cinema's formative works which reveal the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema later evolved. This first program includes the first blockbuster in American film, The Great Train Robbery and other significant early films by pioneer filmmakers
Electrocuting an elephant( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 and held by 57 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
The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots( Visual )

1 edition published in 1895 and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an historic scene
The burning stable( Visual )

1 edition published in 1896 and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Maguire & Baucus catalogues: Shows a barn actually in flames, from which four horses and a burning wagon are rescued by firemen and stable hands. The scene is exciting, full of action from beginning to end, and all its details are clearly and sharply defined. Thick volumes of smoke pouring from the doors and windows of the stable add greatly to the realistic effect
Fatima, muscle dancer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1896 and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fatima was famed for her performances at the Columbia World's Exposition at Chicago in 1893. Her dance was considered scandalous and was often censored, as seen here. A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture
Edison : a biography by Matthew Josephson( Book )

3 editions published between 1929 and 1961 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Thomas Edison portraying the man and the myth behind the genius
Edison : the invention of the movies by David J Burke( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
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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Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)
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Эдисон, Томас Алва американский изобретатель и предприниматель

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אדיסון, תומס א 1847-1931

אדיסון, תומס אלבה 1847-1931

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טאמעס עדיסאן

עדיסאן, תומס אלוה 1847-1931

תומאס אלווה אדיסון

ادیسون

توماس إديسون

توماس إديسون، 1847-1931

توماس إديسون مخترع أمريكي

توماس ادیسون

توماس ادیسون مخترع و تاجر آمریکایی

توماس ئىدىسون

تھامس ایلوا ایڈیسن

تۆماس ئێدیسۆن

ٿامس ايڊيسن

थॉमस अल्वा एडीसन

थॉमस एडिसन

थोमस एल्वा एडिसन

টমাছ আলভা এডিচন

টমাস আলভা এডিসন

ਥੋਮਸ ਐਡੀਸਨ

થૉમસ ઍડિસન

ଥୋମାସ ଆଲଭା ଏଡ଼ିସନ

தொமஸ் அல்வா எடிசன்

థామస్ అల్వా ఎడిసన్

ಥಾಮಸ್ ಆಲ್ವ ಎಡಿಸನ್

തോമസ് ആൽ‌വ എഡിസൺ American inventor and businessman

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에디슨, 토머스 앨바 1847-1931

에디슨, 토머스 앨버 1847-1931

토머스 에디슨 미국의 발명가, 사업가

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エジソン

エヂソン

トーマス· A ·エジソン 1847-1931

トーマス・エジソン アメリカ合衆国の発明家、起業家

爱迪生

爱迪生 1847-1931

湯瑪斯·愛迪生

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A streak of luckA wizard from the start : the incredible boyhood & amazing inventions of Thomas EdisonInventing the future : a photobiography of Thomas Alva EdisonThe Wizard of Menlo Park : how Thomas Alva Edison invented the modern worldThomas A. Edison, young inventorWho was Thomas Alva Edison?A picture book of Thomas Alva Edison