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William K.L. Dickson (1860–1935)

Born in France to British parents, William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson stayed in that country until age 19, when he, his mother and sisters (their father had died sometime before) returned to Great Britain. Once there, Dickson--in an early indication of his lifelong fascination with science and mechanics--began a correspondence with Thomas A. Edison in... See full bio »

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 1903 Pope Leo XIII Passing Through Upper Loggia (Documentary short)
 1903 Pope Leo XIII in His Carriage (Documentary short)
 1902 100 Yards Flat Race (Documentary short)
 1902 An Exciting Water Duel (Documentary short)
 1902 Australians Going in to Field (Documentary short)
 1902 Coronation Parade (No. 1) (Documentary short)
 1902 Deer in the Forest (Documentary short)
 1902 Dick Kerr's Engineering Factory (Documentary short)
 1902 Expert Driving with a Wolseley 45hp Motor (Documentary short)
 1902 Expert Driving with Coach and Four (Documentary short)
 1902 Group of Japanese Officers (Documentary short)
 1902 Guests of R.M.S. Kildonan Castle (Documentary short)
 1902 Half Mile Flat Race (Documentary short)
 1902 High Jump (Documentary short)
 1902 Hirst Plays Trumble (Documentary short)
 1902 Jessop Batting (Documentary short)
 1902 Joseph Chamberlain Leaving Portsmouth (Documentary short)
 1902 King and Queen Driving from Paddington (Documentary short)
 1902 King Edward's Arrival at Helsingor (Documentary short)
 1902 Mile Flat Race (Documentary short)
 1902 Motor Car Ride from Westminster (Documentary short)
 1902 Mr. Holbein's Attempt to Swim the Channel (Documentary short)
 1902 Naval Brigade at Windsor (Documentary short)
 1902/III Naval Review (Documentary short)
 1902 Parade of the Kings (Documentary short)
 1902 Picturesque Scenery in Derbyshire (Documentary short)
 1902 Pole Jump (Documentary short)
 1902 Return to the Pavilion (Documentary short)
 1902 Review of Household Cavalry at Windsor (Documentary short)
 1902 Review of the Indian Contingent (Documentary short)
 1902 Rhodes Catches Trumble (Documentary short)
 1902 Ride Through Dawlish (Documentary short)
 1902 The King Reviewing Guards (Documentary short)
 1902 The World's Champion Log-Roller (Documentary short)
 1902 Wash Day at Indian Camp (Documentary short)
 1901 100 Yards Flat Race (Documentary short)
 1901 Alberta Conveying Royal Bier (Documentary short)
 1901 Alberta Leaving Trinity Pier (Documentary short)
 1901 American Cup Race (Documentary short)
 1901 Arrival of the Cortege at Trinity Pier (Documentary short)
 1901 Baden-Powell's Arrival at Southampton (Documentary short)
 1901 Cambridge Crew Taking Boat to Water (Documentary short)
 1901 Chairing the King's First Prizemen (Documentary short)
 1901 City Councillor's Visit to Sheen House (Documentary short)
 1901 County Fair at Sheen House (Documentary short)
 1901 Dan Leno's Record Score at the Oval (Documentary short)
 1901 Demolition of the Great Chimney (Documentary short)
 1901 Disaster of Shamrock I and II (Documentary short)
 1901 Duke and Duchess of York's Return (Documentary short)
 1901 Earl Marshal and Staff (Documentary short)
 1901 Finish of the Boat Race (Documentary short)
 1901 Firing Guns on Board H.M.S. Repulse (Documentary short)
 1901 First Ascent of the Aero Club (Documentary short)
 1901 General Buller's Reception at Aldershot (Documentary short)
 1901 Gun Carriage and Royal Mourners, Hyde Park (Documentary short)
 1901 Gun Drill on Board H.M.S. Pike (Documentary short)
 1901 H.M.S. Torpedo Boat Destroyer Viper (Documentary short)
 1901 H.M.S. Victory in Portsmouth Harbour (Documentary short)
 1901 Half Mile Flat Race (Documentary short)
 1901/II Henley Regatta (Documentary short)
 1901 Hurdle Race (Documentary short)
 1901 King's Yacht Sailing Out to Meet the Ophir (Documentary short)
 1901 King and Queen Entering Their Carriage (Documentary short)
 1901 King and Queen Going on Board Ophir (Documentary short)
 1901 Launch of H.M.S. Cruiser Leviathan (Documentary short)
 1901 One Mile Flat Race (Documentary short)
 1901 Opening of Glasgow International Exhibition (Documentary short)
 1901 Ophir and Escort Passing Southsea (Documentary short)
 1901 Ophir Steaming Up the Solent (Documentary short)
 1901 Panorama at Ealing Station (Documentary short)
 1901 Panorama of Ealing from a Moving Tram (Documentary short)
 1901 Panorama of Exhibition (Documentary short)
 1901 Panorama of the Thames (Documentary short)
 1901 Picturesque Panoramic Scenery (Documentary short)
 1901 Ranjit Sinhji and C.B. Fry at the Wickets (Documentary short)
 1901 Reception of Royal Party on the Jetty (Documentary short)
 1901 Royal Coach at the House of Lords (Documentary short)
 1901 Royal Family Going Aboard for Lunch (Documentary short)
 1901 Royal Party Leaving the Canteen (Documentary short)
 1901 Royal Procession Leaving Victoria Station (Documentary short)
 1901 Scenes at the Final Football Cup: Ties (Documentary short)
 1901 Storming the Front (Documentary short)
 1901 Summer Life on the Thames (Documentary short)
 1901 The Derby: Finish of the Derby 1901 (Documentary short)
 1901 The Derby: Volodyovski, Winner of the Derby (Documentary short)
 1901 The King Presenting South African Medals (Documentary short)
 1901 The Procession Passing Marble Arch (Documentary short)
 1901 Three Mile Flat Race (Documentary short)
 1901 Washing Decks on Board H.M.S. Repulse (Documentary short)
 1901 Wreck of Shamrock I and II (Documentary short)
 1901 Yorkshire Cricket Team Entering the Field (Documentary short)
 1900 4.7 Guns of H.M.S. Terrible Firing Lyddite (Documentary short)
 1900 A Reconnoitre in Force (Documentary short)
 1900 Bloemfontein: Unfurling the Flag (Documentary short)
 1900 Bombardment of Boer Trenches (Documentary short)
 1900 Champion Shire and Shetlands (Documentary short)
 1900 Detachment from H.M.S. Terrible Firing (Documentary short)
 1900 Exercise of War Prisoners (Documentary short)
 1900 General Sir Redvers Buller at Aldershot (Documentary short)
 1900 General Sir Redvers Buller at Southampton (Documentary short)
 1900 Gordon Highlanders Marching Out (Documentary short)
 1900 Hackneys and Trotters (Documentary short)
 1900 Highland Station After Boer Attack (Documentary short)
 1900 Hitching Drill (Documentary short)
 1900 Horses Make Double Cross (Documentary short)
 1900 Horses Plunge Through Fire Doors (Documentary short)
 1900 How the Tugela Bridge Was Destroyed (Documentary short)
 1900 Infantry Picquet in Trenches (Documentary short)
 1900 Institute of Journalism (Documentary short)
 1900 Ladysmith Naval Brigade at Windsor (Documentary short)
 1900 Landing of Sir George White at Southampton (Documentary short)
 1900 Loading Bullock Wagons (Documentary short)
 1900 Lord Lieutenant Visit to Ireland (Documentary short)
 1900/I Lord Mayor's Procession (Documentary short)
 1900 March Past of Howitzer Battery (Documentary short)
 1900 Motor Car Race in Regent's Park (Documentary short)
 1900 Naval Brigade Pitching Tents (Documentary short)
 1900 Naval Volunteers in Action (Documentary short)
 1900 Near View of Battery from H.M.S. Terrible (Documentary short)
 1900 Panorama of Camp Frere and Chieveley (Documentary short)
 1900 Panoramic View of Table Bay (Documentary short)
 1900 Presenting Bouquet to Queen in Phoenix Park (Documentary short)
 1900 Royal Dublin Society's Horse Show (Documentary short)
 1900 S.S. Minneapolis Entering London Docks (Documentary short)
 1900 Seizing a Kopje Near Spion Kop (Documentary short)
 1900 Shelling Boer Position at Ladysmith (Documentary short)
 1900 Signalling to the Trenches (Documentary short)
 1900 Sir George White's Welcome Home (Documentary short)
 1900 Sixth Brigade Striking Camp (Documentary short)
 1900 The Aurania at Anchor Off Netley (Documentary short)
 1900 The C.I.V.S Disembarking at Southampton (Documentary short)
 1900 The C.I.V.S Passing Through Hyde Park (Documentary short)
 1900 The Capture of Spion Kop (Documentary short)
 1900 The Derby (Documentary short)
 1900 The Half-Mile Run (Documentary short)
 1900 The Prince of Wales's Horse Persimmon (Documentary short)
 1900 The Queen Entering Phoenix Park (Documentary short)
 1900 The Queen Leaving Buckingham Palace (Documentary short)
 1900 The Queen Leaving Windsor Castle (Documentary short)
 1900 The Queen Reviewing the Guards (Documentary short)
 1900 Train Load of Troops on Way (Documentary short)
 1900 Trooping the Colours March Past (Documentary short)
 1900 Troops Leaving for Kroonstad (Documentary short)
 1900 Twelve Pounders in Action (Documentary short)
 1900 View of C.I.V.S on Board Aurania (Documentary short)
 1900 Wounded Being Carried Off Battlefield (Documentary short)
 1900 Sweet Nell of Old Drury (Short)
 1899 Armoured Train Leaving Durban (Documentary short)
 1899 Christmas Festivities (Documentary short)
 1899 Coaling Scene (Documentary short)
 1899 Cricket Match at the Oval (Documentary short)
 1899 Crossing the Line (Documentary short)
 1899 Departure from Folkestone of the Queen (Documentary short)
 1899 Feeding the Seagulls (Documentary short)
 1899 Furness Railway (Documentary short)
 1899 General Buller at Southampton (Documentary short)
 1899 General Buller Embarking at Southampton (Documentary short)
 1899 General Buller Leaving Carlton Club (Documentary short)
 1899 General Buller on Deck (Documentary short)
 1899 Gordon Highlanders on Board the Transport (Documentary short)
 1899 Henley Royal Regatta (Documentary short)
 1899/V International Collegiate Games (Documentary short)
 1899/IV International Collegiate Games (Documentary short)
 1899 Landing of General Buller at Cape Town (Documentary short)
 1899 Landing of Lord Charles Beresford (Documentary short)
 1899 Landing Troops from the Roslin Castle (Documentary short)
 1899 London Daily Mail War Express (Documentary short)
 1899 Lord Wolseley Ascending Companion Ladder (Documentary short)
 1899 Madeira: Boys Diving for Pennies (Documentary short)
 1899 Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race (Documentary short)
 1899 Panorama of Bowness Landing (Documentary short)
 1899 Panorama of Lake Windermere (Documentary short)
 1899 Pope Leo XIII in the Vatican Gardens (Documentary short)
 1899 Queen Victoria Laying Corner Stone (Documentary short)
 1899 Queen Victoria Reviewing Household Cavalry (Documentary short)
 1899/I Queen Victoria Reviewing the Life Guards (Documentary short)
 1899 Queen Victoria with Horse Guards (Documentary short)
 1899 Reception of the Duchess of York (Documentary short)
 1899 School of Porpoise (Documentary short)
 1899 Shamrock Under Full Sail (Documentary short)
 1899 The Derby: The Members' Enclosure (Documentary short)
 1899 The Derby: The Paddock (Documentary short)
 1899 Thirteenth Hussars En Route to a Picquet (Documentary short)
 1899 Train Load of Guns (Documentary short)
 1899 Train Taking Up Water at Full Speed (Documentary short)
 1899 A Dip in the Mediterranean (Documentary short)
 1899 Harbor of Villefranche (Documentary short)
 1899 'Sagasta', Admiral Dewey's Pet Pig (Documentary short)
 1899 Admiral Dewey (Documentary short)
 1899 Jack Tars Ashore (Documentary short)
 1899 Officers of the 'Olympia' (Documentary short)
 1899 King John (Short)
 1899 Wreck of the 'Mohican' (Documentary short)
 1899 Wreck of the S.S. 'Paris' (Documentary short)
 1899 The Gordon Highlanders (Documentary short)
 1898 Antarctic Expedition (Documentary short)
 1898 Balloon Ascent (Documentary short)
 1898 Boulter's Lock Sunday Afternoon (Documentary short)
 1898 Brighton Queen (Documentary short)
 1898 Catching Mail Bags: Her Majesty's Mails (Documentary short)
 1898 Charge of the Carbineers (Documentary short)
 1898 Charge of the Lancers (Documentary short)
 1898 Derby Day 1898 (Documentary short)
 1898 Emerging from Boathouse (Documentary short)
 1898 Football at Aldershot (Documentary short)
 1898 From War to Peace (Documentary short)
 1898 General Quarters H.M.S. Seaflower (Documentary short)
 1898 London Traffic at the Mansion House (Documentary short)
 1898 Military Exercise (Documentary short)
 1898 Nelson's Flagship Victory (Documentary short)
 1898 Punt Race on the Thames at Maidenhead (Documentary short)
 1898 Queen Victoria at Aldershot (Documentary short)
 1898 Queen Victoria Driving to Laffans Plain (Documentary short)
 1898 The Vatican Guards, Rome (Documentary short)
 1898 Through the Clee Tor Tunnel in Derbyshire (Documentary short)
 1898 Worthing Seafront (Documentary short)
 1898 M.H. Pope Leo in a Chair (Documentary short)
 1898 Naval Review Spithead (Documentary short)
 1898 Away Aloft (Documentary short)
 1898 Conway Castle (Documentary short)
 1897 Alarm and Response (Documentary short)
 1897 Departure of the Prince of Wales from Ascot (Documentary short)
 1897 Duke of Coburg's Carriage (Documentary short)
 1897 Eclipse Stakes, Sandown Park (Documentary short)
 1897 H.M. Battleship 'Terrible' (Documentary short)
 1897/II Henley Regatta (Documentary short)
 1897 Mounted Dignitaries and Officers (Documentary short)
 1897 Mr. Charles Morton (Short)
 1897 The Kohinoor with the Colonial Guests (Documentary short)
 1897 Columbia Bicycle Factory (Documentary short)
 1897 Butterfly Dance (Short)
 1896 American Falls, Goat Island (Documentary short)
 1896 American Falls, Luna Island (Documentary short)
 1896 Canadian Falls, from American Side (Documentary short)
 1896 Canadian Falls: Table Rock, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1896 Canadian Falls: Table Rock, No. 2 (Documentary short)
 1896 Engine and Pump (Short documentary)
 1896 Niagara Gorge from Erie R.R. (Documentary short)
 1896 Parade, Americus Club, Canton Ohio (Documentary short)
 1896 Parade, Sound Money Club, Canton, O. (Documentary short)
 1896 Pointing Down Gorge, Niagara Falls (Documentary short)
 1896 Sandow (Short)
 1896 Serpentine Dance by Annabelle (Documentary short)
 1896 Taken from Trolley in Gorge, Niagara Falls (Documentary short)
 1896 Upper Rapids, from Bridge (Documentary short)
 1896 West Point Cadet Cavalry (Documentary short)
 1896 West Point Cadet Drill, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1896 William McKinley at Canton, Ohio (Documentary short)
 1894 The Barbershop (Documentary short)
 1894 Imperial Japanese Dance (Short)
 1894 Leonard-Cushing Fight (Documentary short)
 1891 Men Boxing (Documentary short)
 1891 Duncan Smoking (Short)
 1891 Newark Athlete (Documentary short)
 1891 Monkey and Another, Boxing (Documentary short)
 1890 Monkeyshines, No. 2 (Short)
 1890 Monkeyshines, No. 1 (Documentary short)
 1890 Monkeyshines, No. 3 (Short)
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Book; with Antonia Dickson: "History of the Kinetograph, Kinetoscope and Kinetophonograph". Facsimile of the 1895 edition. Manchester, NH: Ayer Company Publishers. ISBN 0405016115 See more »

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Alternate Names:

W.K.L. Dickson | William Kennedy Laurie Dickson | William Kennedy-Laurie Dickson | William Dickson | William Kenedy Laurie-Dickson


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