Charles Musser. The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907, Vol. 1. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1994.
Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell. Film History: An Introduction. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2009.
Gerben Bakker. Entertainment Industrialised: The Emergence of the International Film Industry, 1890-1940. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Geoffrey Nowell-Smith. The Oxford History of World Cinema. Oxford University Press, 1999.
Dutch site dedicated to magic lanterns, including many replicas and photos of magic lantern slides
Edison Kinetoscope films (1894-96)
Lumière Brothers' cinematograph films (the first in the video is the famous Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895)