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

Works: 2,888 works in 4,935 publications in 10 languages and 125,027 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Short films  Silent films  Nonfiction films  History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western films  Biographies  Actualities (Motion pictures) 
Subject Headings: Inventors 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Collector, Performer, Honoree, Dedicatee, Editor, Narrator, Author of introduction, Correspondent, Speaker, Annotator, Other, Interviewee, Signer
Classifications: TK140.E3, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Thomas A Edison
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 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1894 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 242 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
Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films that address the immigrant experience in the United States in the early twentieth century
Edison album( Visual )

3 editions published between 1904 and 2014 in English and held by 132 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
Dewar's - it's scotch( Visual )

1 edition published in 1898 and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claimed to be the first advertising film
The burning stable( Visual )

1 edition published in 1896 and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Maguire & 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 1895 and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Maguire & Baucus catalogue: Representing the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots. A realistic reproduction of an historic scene
Fatima, muscle dancer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1896 and held by 98 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
Electrocuting an elephant( Visual )

1 edition published in 1903 and held by 98 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
The Edison trials : voice audition cylinders of 1912-1913 by Thomas A Edison( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samples of European vocalists tested on wax cylinders by the Edison Co
Inventions and innovations( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 64 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
A guide to Thomas A. Edison papers : a selective microfilm edition( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History speaks by Andrew Carnegie( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most famous people from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This volume includes: 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
The great train robbery( Visual )

7 editions published between 1903 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A train robbery, the pursuit and capture of the outlaws by the law
Edison : a biography by Matthew Josephson( Book )

4 editions published between 1959 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Thomas Edison portraying the man and the myth behind the genius
La lumière Edison : système d'éclairage électrique : transmission de la force motrice a domicile : la presse française et le système Edison( Book )

4 editions published between 1882 and 2018 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" (now Edison, New Jersey) by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large teamwork to the process of invention, and therefore is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory
Das Edison-Licht : elektrisches Beleuchtungs-System : Uebermittelung mechanischer arbeit für den Hausgebrauch( Book )

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

Edison : the man who made the future by Ronald Clark( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A biography of one of the greatest inventors in the history of the world
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Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)
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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 Едісон

Томас Эдисон

Томас Эдысан

Томас Эдысан амэрыканскі вынаходнік і бізнэсовец

Эдисон, Томас

Эдисон Томас Алва

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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


توماس إديسون

توماس إديسون، 1847-1931

توماس إديسون مخترع أمريكي

توماس إديسون مخترع أمريكي ورجل أعمال

توماس ادیسون

توماس ادیسون مخترع و تاجر 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

টমাছ আলভা এডিচন

টমাস আলভা এডিসন

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


Edison : a biographyA streak of luckEmpires of light : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to electrify the worldA wizard from the start : the incredible boyhood & amazing inventions of Thomas EdisonEdison : a life of inventionInventing the future : a photobiography of Thomas Alva EdisonThe Wizard of Menlo Park : how Thomas Alva Edison invented the modern world