Thomas Edison's light bulb revolutionized lighting and visual arts, replacing gaslights, whale oil lamps, and candles in homes worldwide.

Edison became an itinerant telegrapher due to his interest in telegraphy, and at the age of 15, he relocated to New York to open his workshop.

Moving pictures is an art form that has changed how we view the world; it is now a billion-dollar industry constantly churning out great cinema for people to consume.

On October 6th, 1889, Edison showed his first motion picture, Monkeyshines, which was produced using this vert kinetograph.

In 1894, Edison initiated public film screenings in recently-opened “Kinetograph Parlors.” The advent of the kinetoscope movie projector and the kinetograph movie camera led to the emergence of silent films.