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Thomas Alva Edison Photoprints, 1890s-1933

view Thomas Alva Edison Photoprints, 1890s-1933 digital asset number 1
Donor:
ETL Testing Laboratories, Inc
Photographer:
Shinn, Walter Scott
Publishers:
Underwood & Underwood, Inc
Publisher:
Keystone View Company
Creator:
Fotograms New York (N.Y.)
International Newsreel Corp. New York (N.Y.)
Photographs:
Edison, Thomas A (Thomas Alva) 1847-1931
Subject:
Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
Ford, Henry
Harding, Warren G (Warren Gamaliel) 1865-1923
Eastman, George
Coolidge, Calvin President 1872-1933
Hoover, Herbert President 1874-1964
Physical description:
Silver gelatin on paper, 8" x 10" and smaller, unmounted
0.5 cubic feet: 2 boxes
Type:
Photographs
Collection descriptions
Place:
United States
Date:
1890
1890-1933
1890s-1933
1900-1930
1900-1950
1910-1920
Notes:
Edison with an electric car: the car is a 1914 Detroit Electric Brougham model 47, serial number 5426. It was shipped December 19, 1913 to East Orange NJ, with an Edison Battery but with no motor (very unusual) (according to Galen Handy, 2/09/07; see http://earlyelectric.com).
Photographs cover Edison's later life, beginning in his early 50's and continuing until his death in 1931 at age 84.
Summary:
Photographs are clearly captioned with dates, places, occasion and persons identified. More than 300 photoprints show Edison, his family, friends, associates, and famous persons, including Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, George Eastman, Charles Lindbergh and Presidents Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover. Locations include New Jersey, Florida, Michigan. Photographers, studios, and agencies include Fotograms, Underwood & Underwood, Keystone View Co., International Newsreels Photos, and Walter Scott Shinn.
Cite as:
Edison Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Electricity
Inventions
Presidents
Inventors
Automobiles
Local number:
88-10810 (first OPPS Neg. No.)
1988.3072 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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