Film, Video [Dickson greeting] Early Edison camera tests

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[Dickson greeting]
Other Title
Early Edison camera tests
Experimental film made with the Edison-Dickson-Heise experimental horizontal-feed kinetograph camera and viewer, using 3/4-inch wide film.
Contributor Names
Dickson, W. K.-L. (William Kennedy-Laurie), 1860-1935, production.
Heise, William, production, camera.
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Edison Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
Subject Headings
-  Salutations--United States
Experimental films
Silent films
Short films
Nonfiction films
-  Appearing: W.K.L. Dickson.
-  Camera, William Heise.
-  Duration: about 0:20 (looped image) at 30 fps.
-  Filmed on May 20, 1891, in the Photographic Building at the Edison Laboratory, West Orange, New Jersey.
-  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
-  On one reel with: [Newark athlete. No. 1] and [Men boxing].
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
-  Source used: Musser, C. Edison motion pictures 1890-1900, p. 73.
-  35 mm viewing print renumbered: FEB 9908 to FYA 1278.
1 video file (digital) (20 sec.) : si., b&w.
viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (ca. 6 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
Call Number/Physical Location
FYA 1278 (viewing print)
Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Edison Collection. Dickson Greeting. produceds by Dickson, W. K.-L. , Uction, and Heise, Williamuction, Camera [1891] Video.

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Thomas A. Edison, I. & Edison Collection. (1891) Dickson Greeting. Dickson, W. K. -. & Heise, W., prods [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

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Thomas A. Edison, Inc, and Edison Collection. Dickson Greeting. prod by Dickson, W. K.-L. , Uction, and Heise, Williamuction, Camera [1891] Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.

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