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Thomas Edison and William Dickson


Young Edison [13]


Dickson [13]


Dickson's Kinetoscope [12]

Drawing from inspiration of previous works such as Muybridge and others, Edison and his British assistant Dickson, planned on making a device that was capable of capturing and recording movement on film. Now although Edison is usually accredited with the development of early motion picture cameras and projectors it was actually his assistant Dickson who invented both the Kinetograph; which was a motor powered camera that could capture motion pictures, and the Kinetoscope; which was an early version of a movie projector. Below is the second ever motion picture filmed which is titled "Dickson's Greeting". [10]


Thomas Edison and William Dickson