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THOMAS A. EDISON - AUTOGRAPHED INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 277616

Signed b/w photo of a portrait of Edison seated, from the chest up and in a dark coat and bow tie. Edison had a copyright on the portrait, and so the photo is imprinted with "© T.A.E." in the lower left corner.

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THOMAS ALVA EDISON
Signed b/w photo of a portrait of Edison seated, from the chest up and in a dark coat and bow tie. Edison had a copyright on the portrait, and so the photo is imprinted with "© T.A.E." in the lower left corner.
Inscribed photograph signed "To John M Gray/Thos A Edison". B/w, 7¾x9¾ overall, 6 ¼ x 7 ½ image, one surface. Imprinted on image in white: "© T.A.E." This is a photograph of a portrait of Edison. The portrait itself was copyrighted by Edison, hence the imprint. Edison (1847-1931, born in Milan, Ohio) 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. Lightly toned and bowed. Flaws in negative have been reproduced on photo. Otherwise in fine condition.

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