Here's a video transfer from an 1899 film shot by Thomas Edison of a rail-crossing of the Brooklyn Bridge. As with all Edison films of the day, it ends spectacularly, with the electrocution of an elephant, the cursing of Tesla, and broad claims of credit for all the research performed by every researcher at Edison Labs. It originally retailed for $22.50 in the Edison films catalog.
- How Thomas Edison set W. H. Vanderbilt's house on fire
- The further adventures of Thomas Edison, asshat
- The ongoing mis-adventures of Thomas A. Edison
- Thomas Edison's crappy, price-fixing EULA
- Edison's prefab, permutable fireproof concrete houses
- Edison electrocuted an elephant 105 years ago today
- Did Edison die poor?
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