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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey


Official Park Brochure

Thomas Edison National Historical Park has a new brochure.

Take a look:

Side One - The Laboratory Complex

Side Two - The Glenmont Estate

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.