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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Multimedia Presentations

Drawing of The "Interior of The Kinetographic Theatre" by E.J. Meeker

Be sure to check out the various multimedia parts of our website!

To listen to historic Sound Recordings from the Thomas Edison NHP collection, visit this page.

Check out our photo gallery here!

We have online games, WebRanger activities, and the Edison Mental Fitness test given to potential employees, available here!

Did You Know?

Fluoroscope

Clarence Madison Dally an employee of Thomas Edison at his West Orange research labs volunteered to work on the newly discovered x-rays. Using a fluoroscope, made of a fluoride gas filled light and two pieces of cardboard to focus the x-rays, Dally would expose himself to high concentrations of radiation eventually leading to radiation poisoning. After Dally’s death when Edison was asked about x-rays he would respond with “Don’t ask me about x-rays. I am afraid of them.”