W.K.L Dickson (1860-1935)

Pictured above standing at the far left, W.K.L. Dickson ran Edison’s lab in charge of developing motion picture technology. After tiring of Edison’s proprietorial attitude, he defected to the American Mutoscope & Biograph Company, Edison’s greatest competitor in the early film business. American Biograph (as it became known) fought a lengthy patent battle with the Edison Company until joining forces in the Motion Picture Patents Company.

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