Chicken thieves. One man walks behind a hen house with a sack in his hands. Another man from the window drops a chicken into the sack. The two men look around as they steal, then one walks away with the sack containing stolen chickens. The other man jumps out of the window with a chicken in his hands. Two farmers chase them, one carrying a scythe and the other a gun, which he shoots. (Edison Studio, 1896)
Native American Indian dancers from the Buffalo Bill Wild West show, perform the Sioux Ghost Dance, as recorded by Edison Company at the Black Maria Studio in West Orange, New Jersey. (Reportedly this is the first instance of Native American Indians appearing in a motion picture.)
Scene from fight between professional boxers Mike Leonard and Jack Cushing, staged at the Edison Studio in West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A.. Several spectators in background.
Scene from fight between James J. Corbett, former champion of the world (AKA "Gentleman Jim" Corbett) and Peter Courtney, staged and recorded at the Edison Studio in West Orange, New Jersey, U.S.A..
The replica of the original studio of the motion pictures in West Orange, New Jersey. People gather to watch the event. Officials unveiling a plaque affixed to the replica of the original studio. The plaque reads: 'This building is a replica of the original 'Black Maria', the world's first motion picture studio. Dedicated to the memory of Thomas Alva Edison, the founder of the Motion Picture Industry'.
Thomas Edison broadcasts from West Orange, New Jersey. Thomas Edison at desk with other men. He speaks into radio. Close view of Edison speaking and smiling.