July 22, 2017

Today in History: Edison Gets Kinetographic Camera Patent


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)

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

Thomas A. Edison bio & timeline

Thomas A. Edison stories from America’s Library

Legislation related to Thomas A. Edison

Thomas A. Edison primary source set from American Memory

Thomas A. Edison image set

Thomas A. Edison historical newspaper coverage (through 1922)

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