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Description of Pictures: This site was closed for refurbishing the day I was there so I only got outside pictures.
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EDISON_031005_16.JPG: The sign identifies this as: The Black Maria.
This replica movie studio symbolizes the earth motion picture industry. Called the "revolving photograph building" when constructed in 1892-93, the studio was soon nicknamed the "Black Maria" by Edison's employees--probably because it resembled police vehicles of the day. The original Black Maria stood near today's water tower.
The Edison Company used the Black Maria to produce short films, ranging in length from a few seconds to two minutes. In 1901, Edison opened a new studio in Manhattan, then moved film production to the Bronx in 1905. No longer needed, the original Black Maria was demolished in 1903. This replica was built in 1954.
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Wikipedia Description: Edison National Historic Site
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The Edison National Historic Site preserves Thomas Edison's laboratory and residence, Glenmont, in West Orange, New Jersey. For more than forty years, the laboratory had a major impact on the lives people worldwide. Out of the West Orange laboratories came the motion picture camera, improved phonographs, sound recordings, silent and sound movies and the nickel-iron alkaline electric storage battery.
The area was designated as Edison Home National Historic Site on December 6, 1955 and was redesignated as Edison Laboratory National Monument on July 14, 1956. On September 5, 1962, the 21 acre site once again became a United States National Historic Site overseen by the National Park Service. In 2002, the group They Might Be Giants released a song called "The Edison Museum" about this site.
Except for Glenmont, the Edison National Historic Site is currently closed to visitors due to major rehabilitation work on buildings within the site. This project was expected to be completed sometime in 2007, but as of February 2008 the labratory is still closed. The site is located about 5 miles (8 kilometers) west of Newark, New Jersey, just off of Interstate 280 on Main Street.
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2003 photos: Equipment this year: I decided my Epson digital camera wasn't quite enough for what I wanted. Since I already had Compact Flash chips for it, I had to find another camera which used CF chips. That brought me to buy the Fujifilm S602 Zoom in March 2003. A great digital camera, I used it exclusively for an entire year.
Trips this year: Three-week trip this year out west, mostly in Utah.
Number of photos taken this year: 68,000.
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