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

Works: 3,369 works in 5,359 publications in 14 languages and 127,483 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Silent films  History  Short films  Drama  Biography  Animated films  Nonfiction films  Actualities (Motion pictures)  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Subject Headings: Inventors 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Collector, Performer, Honoree, Dedicatee, Other, Restager , Speaker, Author of introduction, Narrator, Inventor, Correspondent, Annotator, Interviewee, Editor, Creator, Signer
Classifications: TK140.E3, 621.3092
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Most widely held works about Thomas A Edison
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Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 40 films from the era 1886-1913, including Edison Kinetoscope films, Eadweard Muybridge's series photography, films by the Lumière Brothers, Melies' A trip to the moon, Edison's The Great Train Robbery, and animated cartoons by Winsor McCay
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 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great train robbery : and other primary works by Edwin S Porter( Visual )

17 editions published between 1894 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member 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
Specification of Thomas Alva Edison : electric lights and apparatus for developing electric currents, &c by Thomas A Edison( )

2 editions published in 1886 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

2 editions published between 1910 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

« This two-disc DVD set features The Italian (1915) and Traffic in Souls (1913), two riveting and important social dramas of the American silent screen from the earliest years of feature-length cinema, when movies were more dedicated to advocacy and reform than to escapist entertainment. First released near the end of a long period of unrestricted emigration from Europe to the United States, these two films depict new immigrants to America and the hazards that await them. Both are honored with inclusion in The National Film Registry (which selects up to twenty-five “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant films” each year). In addition to the features, this set presents three theme-related bonus films from the pioneer Edison company: Police Force, New York City (1910), The Call of the City (1912), and McQuade of the Traffic Squad (1915). The enclosed booklet contains reproductions of original promotional materials and photos for each film. »--
Dewar's - it's scotch( Visual )

2 editions published in 1898 and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claimed to be the first advertising film
Edison album( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member 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
La lumière Edison : système d'éclairage électrique : transmission de la force motrice a domicile : la presse française et le système Edison( )

4 editions published between 1882 and 2018 in French and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Edison-Licht : elektrisches Beleuchtungs-System : Uebermittelung mechanischer arbeit für den Hausgebrauch( )

3 editions published in 1882 in German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edison trials : voice audition cylinders of 1912-1913 by Thomas A Edison( Recording )

4 editions published in 2000 in 4 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samples of European vocalists tested on wax cylinders by the Edison Co
The invention of the electric speaking telephone by Alexander Graham Bell( )

1 edition published in 1881 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the World on the Phonograph by Thomas A Edison( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to Thomas A. Edison papers : a selective microfilm edition( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History speaks by Andrew Carnegie( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most people in history, including 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. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan
Inventions and innovations( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member 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
Uncle Tom's cabin by Vera Jiji( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A condensation of George Aiken's play which combines dramatic scenes performed by actors, still images drawn from contemporary paintings, periodicals, and original illustrations from published editions of the novel, and popular songs and hymns of the mid-nineteenth century. The DVD also includes a vintage 1903 Thomas A. Edison silent film, and a searchable, printable PDF sourcebook with over twenty articles written between the 1850s and 2006, which help to place this work in its theatrical, social, historical and critical contexts
The burning stable by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

3 editions published between 1896 and 1994 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Maguire and 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."
The execution of Mary, Queen of Scots by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

3 editions published between 1895 and 1994 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Maguire and Baucus catalogue: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an historic scene
Electrocuting an elephant( Visual )

2 editions published in 1903 and held by 43 WorldCat member 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
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Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)
Edison : a biographyEdison in Florida : the Green LaboratoryThomas Alva Edison : inventing the electric ageEdison : his life and inventionsEmpires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the worldEdison on innovation : 102 lessons in creativity for business and beyondA wizard from the start : the incredible boyhood & amazing inventions of Thomas Edison
Alternative Names

Ai-ti-sheng 1847-1931

Aidisheng 1847-1931


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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 Едисън Американски изобретател и бизнесмен

Томас Едісон

Томас Эдисон

Томас Эдысан

Томас Эдысан амэрыканскі вынаходнік і бізнэсовец

Эдисон, Томас

Эдисон Томас Алва

Эдисон, Томас Алва американский изобретатель и предприниматель

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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

תומאס אלווה אדיסון ממציא ואיש עסקים אמריקאי


توماس إديسون

توماس إديسون، 1847-1931

توماس إديسون مخترع أمريكي

توماس إديسون مخترع مصباح الكهرباء ورجل أعمال

توماس ادیسون

توماس ادیسون مخترع و دانشمند آمریکایی

توماس ئىدىسون

تھامس ایلوا ایڈیسن

تھامس ایلوا ایڈیسن امریکی مؤجد اور کاروباری شخصیت

تۆماس ئێدیسۆن

ٿامس ايڊيسن

थॉमस अल्वा एडिसन

थॉमस अल्वा एडीसन अमरीकन वैज्ञानिक

थोमस एडिसन

थोमस एल्वा एडिसन

थोमस एल्वा एडिसन अमेरिकी बैज्ञानिक तथा अाविस्कारक

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টমাস আলভা এডিসন পৃথিবীশ্রেষ্ঠ আবিষ্কারক

ਥੋਮਸ ਐਡੀਸਨ

થૉમસ ઍડિસન

ଥୋମାସ ଆଲଭା ଏଡ଼ିସନ

தொமஸ் அல்வா எடிசன்

థామస్ అల్వా ఎడిసన్

థామస్ అల్వా ఎడిసన్ విద్యుత్ బల్బు, ఫోనోగ్రాఫ్ లాంటి అనేక ఉపకరణాలను రూపొందించిన ఒక గొప్ప అమెరికన్ శాస్త్రవేత్త మరియు వ్యాపారవేత్త.

ಥಾಮಸ್ ಆಲ್ವ ಎಡಿಸನ್

തോമസ് ആൽ‌വ എഡിസൺ American inventor and businessman

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에디슨, 토머스 앨바 1847-1931

에디슨, 토머스 앨버 1847-1931

토머스 에디슨 미국의 발명가, 사업가

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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

愛迪生 美國發明家

爱迪生 美国商人、发明家