Primary source materials relating to early visual entertainment in Europe and North America at the turn of the 20th century; includes items related to shadow play, optical illusions, metamorphic pictures and protean views, panoramas and dioramas, optical or philosophical toys, peepshows, magic lanterns and image projection, pioneers of cinema: Thomas Alva Edison, the Lumière Brothers, and Eadweard Muybridge, early inventions such as the cinematograph, phonograph and zoopraxiscope, emerging film industry, early film stars, and original film footage from 1894-1926.

Materials Indexed: Ephemera, Video, Ephemera, Primary Sources, Video Database Type: Archival Collections Interface Language: English Materials Language: Multiple languages Subject: Film & Media Studies Broad Category: Arts, Humanities