Today in History–August 31–the Library of Congress features the awarding of a federal patent for a kinetographic camera—the forerunner to the motion picture film projector—to Thomas A. Edison on this date in 1897. Find out more by reading the Today in History section and accessing the resources below.
Edison’s kinetographic films and parlors
Kinetograph historical newspaper coverage (through 1922)
Thomas A. Edison stories from America’s Library
Thomas A. Edison primary source set from American Memory
Thomas A. Edison historical newspaper coverage (through 1922)