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This is an authorized biography, written by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson and his sister Antonia Dickson with Edison's permission. W. K. L. Dickson was an experimenter at Edison's laboratory in Orange, New Jersey. He is best known for his key work on Edison's motion picture devices, the Kinetograph (camera) and Kinetoscope (peep show viewer). The text appeared first as a series of articles in Cassier's Magazine, a monthly journal for the engineering profession. The first article was published in November 1892, the final article appeared in December, 1893. Most of the text was written by Antonia Dickson with her brother furnishing technical details of Edison's activities. Edison and his staff generously supplied supporting documents. There are numerous photographs, most supplied by W. K. L. Dickson but some by J. Ricalton a contractor searching for laboratory resources abroad. Drawings were supplied by L. Bauhan and R. F. Outcalt. Outcalt, is, of course, famous for his pioneer newspaper comic strips, began his career with Edison.