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

Works: 2,822 works in 4,759 publications in 10 languages and 122,416 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Silent films  Short films  History  Drama  Western films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy films  Comedy films 
Subject Headings: Inventors 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Collector, Performer, Honoree, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker, Annotator, Narrator, Correspondent, Interviewee, Signer, Editor
Classifications: TK140.E3, B
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Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( visu )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 564 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. Includes films from Pathé frénes, Vitagraph Co., Biograph Co., and Keystone Film Co. Includes films by Thomas Edison, Louis Lumière, Edwin S. Porter, George Méliès, Charles Pathé, Ferdinand Zecca, Max Linder, D.W. Griffith, and Henry Lehrman
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 283 libraries worldwide
The great train robbery : and other primary works by Edwin S Porter( visu )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 244 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) ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in No Linguistic Content and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Four films that address the immigrant experience in the United States in the early twentieth century
Edison album ( visu )
4 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and held by 104 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
Dewar's - it's scotch ( visu )
1 edition published in 1898 in No Linguistic Content and held by 81 libraries worldwide
Claimed to be the first advertising film
Fatima, muscle dancer ( visu )
1 edition published in 1896 in No Linguistic Content and held by 77 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
Electrocuting an elephant ( visu )
1 edition published in 1903 in No Linguistic Content and held by 77 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 ( visu )
1 edition published in 1895 in No Linguistic Content and held by 77 libraries worldwide
From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an historic scene
The burning stable ( visu )
1 edition published in 1896 in No Linguistic Content and held by 77 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
Inventions and innovations ( visu )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 69 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( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 63 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 )
61 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
A guide to Thomas A. Edison papers : a selective microfilm edition ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
The great train robbery ( visu )
10 editions published between 1903 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 59 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
History speaks by Andrew Carnegie( file )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most famous people from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This volume includes: 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
Edison : a biography by Matthew Josephson( Book )
4 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 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 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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Tomas Edison
Tomass Edisons
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Τόμας Έντισον
Едисон, Томас
Томас Алва Едисон
Томас Алва Едісон
Томас Алва Едісон американський винахідник і бізнесмен
Томас Алва Эдисон американский изобретатель и предприниматель
Томас Альва Эдисон
Томас Едисън
Томас Едісон
Томас Эдисон
Томас Эдысан
Томас Эдысан амэрыканскі вынаходнік і бізнэсовец
Эдисон, Томас
Эдисон Томас Алва
Эдисон, Томас Алва американский изобретатель и предприниматель
Эдисон, Томас Альфа
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אדיסון, תומס א 1847-1931
אדיסון, תומס אלבה 1847-1931
אדיסון, תומס אלוה 1847-1931
טאמעס עדיסאן
עדיסאן, תומס אלוה 1847-1931
תומאס אלווה אדיסון
توماس إديسون
توماس إديسون، 1847-1931
توماس إديسون مخترع أمريكي
توماس إديسون مخترع أمريكي ورجل أعمال
توماس ادیسون
توماس ادیسون مخترع و تاجر آمریکایی
توماس ئىدىسون
تھامس ایلوا ایڈیسن
تۆماس ئێدیسۆن
ٿامس ايڊيسن
थॉमस अल्वा एडिसन
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
තෝමස් අල්වා එඩිසන්
ทอมัส เอดิสัน
သောမတ် အက်ဒီဆင်
თომას ალვა ედისონი
ტომას ალვა ედისონი
에디슨, 토머스 앨바 1847-1931
에디슨, 토머스 앨버 1847-1931
토머스 에디슨 미국의 발명가, 사업가
ቶማስ ኤዲሶን
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 1847-1931
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