THOMAS A. EDISON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 273007
THOMAS EDISON. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Spencer Eddy Jr/Thos A Edison." Sepiatone, 7¼x9¾ overall, image 5x7¾ (one surface). ©Walter Scott Shinn, N.Y. Photograph of the inventor later in his life.
Sale Price $2,762.50
THOMAS EDISON. Photograph inscribed and signed: "To Spencer Eddy Jr/Thos A Edison." Sepiatone, 7¼x9¾ overall, image 5x7¾ (one surface). ©Walter Scott Shinn, N.Y. Photograph of the inventor later in his life. Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) patented more than a thousand inventions, including the incandescent electric lamp, phonograph (his favorite invention), mimeograph, alkaline storage battery and microphone. In 1890, he invented the Vitascope, and Edison is credited with establishing the standard of using 35mm film with four perforations on the edges. He produced talking motion pictures in 1913. In 1887, Edison had set up his facility dedicated to research and development in West Orange, New Jersey. By the following year, it was the world's largest scientific testing laboratory. His original laboratory, in Menlo Park, New Jersey, was removed to the Greenfield Village Museum in Dearborn, Michigan by his friend, Henry Ford, in 1929. Slightly soiled at blank margins. Light "silvering" at background and lower portion of suit. Fine condition.
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