Thomas James West

TJ West had had a lantern/diorama show before invention of cinematography, and toured Scotland with it. He started his bioscope show with a Scottish tour, lecturing with limelight. Went on to become a very important exhibition company in the colonies, particularly Australia.

Source: “West’s Pictures: Look on this picture, and on that: or, how I lost my whiskers”, bio 12.12.12 p815-7