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This blog features articles and projects written by the Cultural Resources staff and interns here at Thomas Edison NHP. Unique artifacts and documents, as well as interesting projects, will be featured here.

Historic Edison Laboratory Employee of the Month--July

July 16, 2014 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

Visitors voted all during Edison Day in June for the historic Edison employee of the month. Here we showcase one of the lesser-known employees who contributed to the success of the operations here in West Orange.

 

Historic Edison Laboratory Employee of the Month

June 10, 2014 Posted by: Bruce Spadaccini, Museum Technician

Visitors voted all during Edison Day on Saturday for the historic Edison employee of the month. Here we showcase one of the lesser-known employees who contributed to the success of the operations here in West Orange.

 

Did You Know?

1888s photo of the Black Maria - the world's first motion picture studio.

West Orange, NJ, was the birthplace of motion pictures. In 1893, Thomas Edison built the first building for the recording of motion pictures. It was dubbed THE BLACK MARIA. It got its name because it was large and black and looked like the police wagons of the day, which were called black marias.