Silver gelatin on paper, 8" x 10" and smaller, unmounted
0.5 cubic feet: 2 boxes
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.
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.
Edison Photographs, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
88-10810 (first OPPS Neg. No.)
1988.3072 (NMAH Acc.)
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