A ramshackle tar paper shack in East Orange, NJ, owned by Thomas Edison, is the first motion picture studio in the United States. On the stage is a waiter standing next to a man sitting at a table while another man stands. Facing the men is a wooden camera, officially called the kinetograph (Edison called it the doghouse).

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A ramshackle tar paper shack in East Orange, NJ, owned by Thomas Edison, is the first motion picture studio in the United States. On the stage is a waiter standing next to a man sitting at a table while another man stands. Facing the men is a wooden camera, officially called the kinetograph (Edison called it the doghouse).
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