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

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View Resource Inventing Entertainment: The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies

This latest addition to the Library of Congress American memory site (last described in the January 8, 1998 Scout Report) highlights Thomas Edison's entertainment inventions. Included in the 1,093 patents Edison received in his lifetime were the phonograph, the Kinetograph (a motion picture camera), and the Kinetoscope (a motion picture viewer). A large number of movies and recordings made by...