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

Works: 2,952 works in 4,368 publications in 9 languages and 112,492 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  Short films  Silent films  Western films  Juvenile works  Sources 
Subject Headings: Inventors  Scientists 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer, Collector, Performer, Dedicatee, Honoree, Annotator, Correspondent, Narrator, Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Speaker, Signer, Recording engineer
Classifications: TK140.E3, B
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Landmarks of early film( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied. Includes films from Pathe frénes, Vitagraph Co., Biograph Co., and Keystone Film Co. Includes films by Thomas Edison, Louis Lumière, Edwin S. Porter, George Méliès, Charles Pathé, Ferdinand Zecca, Max Linder, D.W. Griffith, and Henry Lehrman
The great train robbery and other primary works by Edwin S Porter( Visual )

13 editions published between 1903 and 2002 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this 5-part collection of the cinema's formative works which reveal the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema later evolved. This first program includes the first blockbuster in American film, The Great Train Robbery and other significant early films by pioneer filmmakers
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 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films that address the immigrant experience in the United States in the early twentieth century
Inventions and innovations( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 78 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
The diary and sundry observations of Thomas Alva Edison by Thomas A Edison( Book )

22 editions published between 1938 and 1976 in French and English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edison trials voice audition cylinders of 1912-1913( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samples of European vocalists tested on wax cylinders by the Edison Co
A guide to Thomas A. Edison papers : a selective microfilm edition( Book )

in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edison Film Company and Edwin S. Porter( Visual )

2 editions published in 1976 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A presentation of motion pictures produced and copyrighted by Thomas A. Edison and photographed by Edwin S. Porter between 1898 and 1905
History speaks by Andrew Carnegie( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 38 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
The Origins of cinema, volume 1( Visual )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the origins of the cinema with early silent films including examples from the Edison Company. Most were photographed by Edwin S. Porter
Early cinema( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents early Thomas A. Edison films originally issued by Blackhawk films under title an Edison album plus some other longer titles
More treasures from American film archives, 1894-1931 50 films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 3 of an anthology of films from American film archives. In addition to rare silent-era features, includes cartoons and animation, documentaries and newsreels, earliest American movies, pioneering sound and color experiments, serial episodes, trailers for lost films, advertisements, avant-garde shorts, ethnographic footage, films of ethnic communities, and os
Electrocuting an elephant( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 and held by 30 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
Dewar's - it's scotch( Visual )

1 edition published in 1898 and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claimed to be the first advertising film
Fatima, muscle dancer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1896 and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fatima was famed for her performances at the Columbia World's Exposition at Chicago in 1893. Her dance was considered scandalous and was often censored, as seen here. A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture
Edison ; a biography by Matthew Josephson( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Thomas Edison portraying the man and the myth behind the genius
Edison : his life and inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer( Book )

2 editions published between 1910 and 1929 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 - October 18, 1931) was an American inventor, scientist, and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, the stock ticker, electric power, recorded music, the mechanical vote recorder and the light bulb, among many others. This biography discusses many facets of Edison's life such as his boyhood years in Port Huron, Michigan, his time as a young telegraph operator, his time working and inventing in Boston, his inventing of the stock ticker, the phonograph, the telephone, the microphone, and the light bulb. You will learn of his world wide search for a supply of filament, and many details of his life not covered in other works of his life.
Edison : a life of invention by Paul Israel( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through relentless tinkering, by trial and error, the story goes, Thomas Alva Edison perseveres - and changes the world. Working against the common perception of Edison as a symbol of a mythic American past where persistence and individuality yielded hard-earned success, Israel demonstrates how Edison's remarkable career was actually very much a product of the inventor's fast-changing era. Informed by more than five million pages of archival documents, Paul Israel's ambitious life of Edison brightens the unexamined corners of a singularly influential and triumphant career in science. Edison is the only biography to cover the whole of Edison's career in invention, including his early, foundational work in telegraphy. The portrait of Thomas Alva Edison that emerges from this peerless biography is of a man of genius and astounding foresight
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עדיסאן, תומס אלוה 1847-1931

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توماس إديسون، 1847-1931

توماس إديسون مخترع أمريكي

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تھامس ایلوا ایڈیسن

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টমাস আলভা এডিসন

ਥੋਮਸ ਐਡੀਸਨ

થૉમસ ઍડિસન

ଥୋମାସ ଆଲଭା ଏଡ଼ିସନ

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തോമസ് ആൽ‌വ എഡിസൺ American inventor and businessman

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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


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