Edison's Black Maria Studio

Edison's Black Maria Studio

Photograph of Edison's Black Maria Studio.

The world's first film studio.

Date: 1890s.

The Black Maria was Thomas Edison's movie production studio in West Orange, New Jersey. It is often referred to as America's First Movie Studio.

  • Source: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/edhtml/edmvhist1.html, Library of Congress: American Memory Collection
  • Author: Unknown
  • Licence: Public domain in the United States