Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) patented more than 1,000 inventions, including the phonograph,
the kinetograph (a motion picture camera), and the kinetoscope (a motion picture viewer).
The Library of Congress' Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
contains an extraordinary range of Edison's entertainment inventions.
This site features 341 motion pictures, 81 sound recordings and related items,
such as photographs and magazine articles.
The site also provides the history behind Edison's involvement with motion pictures.
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