Review of “Dickson Greeting” (1891)

Moving picture, ca. 1 minute

Apparently the first physical film shown to the public, namely some women’s club heads visiting Edison’s studio. Like other early Edison Manufacturing Company films, this was viewed through the window of a cabinet called the Kinetoscope, not projected on screen, but were literally films of thin translucent material. They’re mostly experiments around the idea of being able to record and recall motion from anywhere, mostly lacking in content.

Edison Manufacturing Company moving picture non-fiction