W.K. DicksonWilliam Kennedy Laurie Dickson
was an American inventor
who is credited with the invention of the motion picture camera under the employ of Thomas Edison
. In fact, Edison saw very little value in the contraption, but thought that it might be served to endorse his phonograph
. On January 7
Dickson received a patent
for motion picture
film. It is generally believed that Dickson produced the world's first film, "Dickson Greeting", in 1891.