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Edison, Thomas A. photo by L.C. Handy 1877
Edison, Thomas A.. Glass Plate Negative, American Civil War time.
Drawing for a Phonograph

Drawing for a Phonograph

This is the printed patent drawing for a phonograph invented by Thomas A. Edison. Patents Issued to Thomas A. Edison

Edison, Thomas, Glass negative portrait, 1870s
Thomas Edison, Glass negative portrait, 1870s
Thomas Edison, Glass negative portrait, 1870s
Edison's "Speaking Telephone" notes and drawings, July 17, 1877.

Edison's "Speaking Telephone" notes and drawings, July 17, 1877.

Edison's "Speaking Telephone" notes and drawings, July 17, 1877.

Edison's "Speaking Telegraph" notes and drawings, July 18, 1877.

Edison's "Speaking Telegraph" notes and drawings, July 18, 1877.

Edison's "Speaking Telegraph" notes and drawings, July 18, 1877.

Edison's "Phonograph" notes and drawings, December 3, 1877.

Edison's "Phonograph" notes and drawings, December 3, 1877.

Edison's "Phonograph" notes and drawings, December 3, 1877.

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Head and shoulders, facing right.

Edison, from the Actors and Actresses series (N145-3) issued by Duke Sons & Co. to promote Cross Cut Cigarettes
Edison's home, Menlo Park, New Jersey / from a sketch by Theo. R. Davis.

Edison's home, Menlo Park, New Jersey / from a sketch by Theo. R. Davi...

Edison's complex at Menlo Park, showing house, laboratory, office and machine shop.

New Jersey--the wizard of electricity--Thomas A. Edison's system of electric illumination

New Jersey--the wizard of electricity--Thomas A. Edison's system of el...

Six views showing Menlo Park and exterior of Edison's laboratory, and electric light apparatus. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1880 Jan. 10., p. 353.

Edison's electric light. the generator, the armature, & electric metre

Edison's electric light. the generator, the armature, & electric metre

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, (1880 Jan. 3). Reference copy may be in LOT 4397 I. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf.

[Thomas Edison, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

[Thomas Edison, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]

Copyright 1880 by Emil P. Spahn, Newark, New Jersey.

Patent Drawing for T. A. Edison's Incandescent Electric Lamp
Patent Drawing for T. A. Edison's Electric Lighting
Improved Edison's instantaneous music for piano and organ
Patent Drawing for T. A. Edison's Incandescing Electric Lamp
decoration from "The Constitutional Club. R. W. Edis, F.S.A., Architect. [Reprinted from “The British Architect.”]"

decoration from "The Constitutional Club. R. W. Edis, F.S.A., Architec...

This image has been taken from scan 000055 from "The Constitutional Club. R. W. Edis, F.S.A., Architect. [Reprinted from “The British Architect.”]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated... More

Thomas A. Edison, printer's sample for the World's Inventors souvenir album (A25) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes
Edison's phonograph display at Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1889

Edison's phonograph display at Exposition Universelle De Paris, 1889

During the summer of 1889, Thomas Edison exhibited his phonograph technology at the Exposition Universelle De Paris. A talking doll is displayed on the center table.

[Entrance to the United States exhibit area in the Palace of Diverse Industries, featuring inventions by Thomas Edison and Elihu Thomson, Paris Exposition, 1889]
Edison phonograph exhibit at 1889 Exposition Universelle De Paris

Edison phonograph exhibit at 1889 Exposition Universelle De Paris

In the summer of 1889, Thomas Edison exhibited his lastest phonograph technology at the Exposition Universelle De Paris. A prototype Edison Talking Doll is displayed on the center table. Thomas Edison National... More

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll 'packing room', Scientific American, April 26, 1890

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll 'packing room', Scientific American, Ap...

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll 'packing room' in the Edison Phonograph Works. Scientific American, April 26, 1890, image from cover page.

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll with back open, Scientific American, April 26, 1890

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll with back open, Scientific American, Ap...

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll with back open ; Scientific American, April 26, 1890, image from cover page.

Manufacture of Edison Talking Dolls, circa February to May 1890

Manufacture of Edison Talking Dolls, circa February to May 1890

Manufacture of Edison Talking Dolls took place at the Edison Phonograph Works, near the Edison Laboratory, in West Orange, New Jersey. Thomas Edison National Historical Park historic photograph, image number 29-415-001.

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll, complete with clothing, Scientific American, April 26, 1890

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll, complete with clothing, Scientific Ame...

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll, complete with clothing ; Scientific American, April 26, 1890, image from cover page.

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll phonograph mechanism, Scientific American, April 26, 1890

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll phonograph mechanism, Scientific Americ...

Drawing of Edison Talking Doll phonograph mechanism ; Scientific American, April 26, 1890, image from cover page.

Scientific American magazine, April 26, 1890, full view of cover page

Scientific American magazine, April 26, 1890, full view of cover page

"The Manufacture of Edison's Talking Doll", Scientific American magazine, April 26, 1890.

Drawing of young woman making a doll recording, Scientific American, April 26, 1890

Drawing of young woman making a doll recording, Scientific American, A...

Drawing of young woman making a doll recording ; Scientific American, April 26, 1890, image from cover page.

'Edison's Phonographic Doll' (news article), Scientific American, April 26, 1890

'Edison's Phonographic Doll' (news article), Scientific American, Apri...

"Edison's Phonographic Doll" (news article), Scientific American magazine, April 26, 1890, page 263.

Edison's phonograph, Experimental Dept., Orange, N.J.

Edison's phonograph, Experimental Dept., Orange, N.J.

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card. Copyright by W. K. Dickson, 1892.

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

3/4 seated, with one of his inventions, facing left [Ediphone?]. 48007Xp1s U.S. Copyright Office Photo copyrighted by W.K. Dickson, Orange, N.J. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Capt... More

[Thomas A. Edison, W.K.L. Dickson, and others at the "perfected" wax-recording phonograph]

[Thomas A. Edison, W.K.L. Dickson, and others at the "perfected" wax-r...

Portrait shows Edison seated in center. with Fred Ott at left and Col. George Gouraud at right. Standing (left to right) are W.K.L. Dickson, Charles Batchelor, A. Theodore Wangemann, John Ott, and Charles Brown... More

Edison and most of his Orange laboratory staff

Edison and most of his Orange laboratory staff

Portrait shows Edison seated in center of front row. On his right: Ch. Batchelor, W.S. Mallory, J.F. Randolph, and J.W. Harris. On his left (right to left): J. Ott; Thos. Maguire; J.W. Gladstone; and Ch. Brown.... More

Nancy Elliot - mother of T.A. Edison

Nancy Elliot - mother of T.A. Edison

Naney Elliot(t) Edison, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front. 41785Y U.S. Copyright Office. Photograph of framed picture. Copyright by W.K.L. Dickson, Orange, N.J.

[Thomas Edison, half-length portrait, facing front] / J.M. White & Co.
Edison Kinetoscopic record of a sneeze / From a copyrighted photograph by W.K.L. Dickson.

Edison Kinetoscopic record of a sneeze / From a copyrighted photograph...

Print shows a man, Edison engineer Fred Ott, sneezing. The accompanying Harper's Weekly article describes the image as "the entire record of a sneeze from the first taking of a pinch of snuff to the recover" u... More

Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894 /

Edison kinetoscopic record of a sneeze, January 7, 1894 /

"Considered to be the first motion picture given legal status by copyright acceptance. The forty-five frames it contains were sent in for copyright as a still picture. The action consists of a man, Fred Ott, sn... More

The souvenir strip of Edison Kinetoscope Eugene [i.e. Eugen] Sandow, the modern Hercules / / taken and copyrighted by W.K.L. Dickson.

The souvenir strip of Edison Kinetoscope Eugene [i.e. Eugen] Sandow, t...

Photograph of an Edison Kinetoscope strip showing nine photos (film frames) of Sandow in various strong man poses. Includes a head-and-shoulders portrait of Thomas A. Edison above the strip. 10777 U.S. Copyrigh... More

Catalogue of Standard New Jersey Records: for the Edison Phonograph
Corliss engine at the Concentrating Works, 1895.

Corliss engine at the Concentrating Works, 1895.

Corliss engine used to power giant rolls at the Concentrating Works, 1895.

[Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931, full-length portrait, seated in swivel chair outside office, facing left]

[Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931, full-length portrait, seated in swivel...

Copyrighted by Kreidler & Crider. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Man, two women and two children listening to phonograph--Girl is holding doll and another doll is under Christmas tree--There is a sign on the wall, The Edison Home Phonograph, and a portrait of Edison]
[Thomas A. Edison, head-and-shoulders portrait]
Acting Secretary of the navy principal speaker at Arlington Armistice Day ceremonies. Washington, D.C., Nov. 11. Speaking within the shadow of the Unknown Soldier's Tomb at Arlington National Cemetery today, acting Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison urged the nation to keep faith her world war dead by keeping out of Europe's war. The ceremonies were in commemoration of the 21st anniversary of the signing of the armistice. Behind Edison, left to right, are: William T. Slattery, Commander, Department of the District of Columbia American Legion, and Raymond J. Kelly, National Commander, American Legion
Interiör av Edisons elektriska belysningsstation i New York år 1882. Ur Scientific American.

Interiör av Edisons elektriska belysningsstation i New York år 1882. U...

Interiör av Edisons elektriska belysningsstation i New York år 1882. Ur Scientific American.

Armistice Day services at Arlington. Washington, D.C., Nov. 11. General view of the services at Arlington National Cemetery today to mark the 21st anniversary of the signing of the armistice. In delivering the principal speech, acting Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison urged the nation to keep faith with her world war dead by keeping out of Europe's war
On job. Washington, D.C. Jan. 19. Charles Edison, son of the famous inventor and new Assistant Secretary of the Navy, pictured at his desk today. He was inducted into office yesterday
Appeals to Congress to enact Naval Bill Washington, D.C., Jan. 8. Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison, making his initial appearance upon the Hill since taking oath as Navy Secretary, asked the House Naval Affairs Committee to enact laws to increase naval tonnage, 'in view of the grave international situation.' He said that he would elaborate upon this statement later. He introduced Admiral Harold R. Stark, Chief of Naval Operations, who made the main statement to the committee
Wife of Acting Navy Secretary views prize winning needlework of girl scouts. Washington, D.C., Nov. 4. Mrs. Charles Edison, wife of the acting Secretary of the Navy was honor guest today at a private showing of prize winning samplers selected from a nation-wide competition among Girl Scouts. The showing was held at the Scout's 'Little Tea House' here this morning. Left to right: 15 year old Katherine Raymond and Mrs. Edison. They are looking at the sampler which won the intermediate Girl Scout prize for Betty Taylor, Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, Ill.
Naval increase on the way. Washington, D.C., June 2. Assist. Secretary of the Navy, Charles Edison, today signed final confirmation on awards to private shipyards for the construction of twenty-four naval vessels totaling 159,800 tons. Approximate cost will be $350,000,000. Picture shows, left to right: Warren McLaine, Assist. to Judge Advocate General of the Navy; Rear Admiral W.B. Woodson, Judge Advocate General of the Navy; and Charles Edison, Assist. Secretary of the Navy
Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

Portrait of Thomas Edison taken around 1878

New Secretary of the Navy. Washington, D.C., Jan. 5. New informal picture of Charles Edison, Secretary of the Navy
Edison takes oath as Secretary of Navy. Washington, D.C., Jan. 2. Charles Edison, son of the late inventor, Thomas Edison, was today sworn in as the 46th Secretary of the Navy to succeed the late Secretary Claude A. Swanson. Edison is the second man to become Secretary of the Navy after serving as Assistant Secretary, the other was Truman Newberry, who became Secretary in December, 1908. Left to right: Mrs. Charles Edison, Secretary of War Harry H. Woodring, Secretary Edison, and Rear Admiral Walter B. Woodson, Judge Advocate General, administering the oath
Edison Electric plant [Detroit Edison Company], Detroit, Mich.
Cabinet members arrive for meeting with President Roosevelt. Washington, D.C., Sept. 16. Left to right: Secretary of Agriculture, Henry Wallace and acting Secretary of the Navy, Charles Edison
New Assistant Secretary of Navy pays first official visit to Naval Academy. Annapolis, Md. Assistant Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison paid his first official visit to the United States Naval Academy today. He is shown with Rear Admiral David F. Sellers, Commandant of the Academy, as they watched members of the fourth class engaged in mechanical drawing
Denies that helping Richard Whitney got him business. Washington, D.C., Dec. 14. Charles E. Mitchell, Chairman of the Board of Blyth and Co. Inc., and former Chairman of the National City Bank of New York, testified before the Federal Monopoly Committee today that he was influential in having George Whitney appointed to the Board of Trustees of the consolidated Edison Co., but denied that this helped him obtain a $33,750,000 piece of consolidated financing. 'Like a lot of other people of the street, I claim a lot of things that are the bunk,' he said. 'Put those claims aside and base my getting the business on my long relationship with consolidated
Assistant Secretary inspects Naval Academy. Annapolis, Md. Visiting the Naval Academy for the first time since his appointment, Assistant Secretary Charles Edison Inspects a Midshipman's quarters with Rear Admiral David F. Sellers, Commandant of the Academy
Navy Secretary and Naval Affairs Committee Chairman chat at meeting. Washington, D.C., Jan. 8. At the meeting of the House Naval Affairs Committee today, Secretary of the Navy Charles Edison was photographed chatting with Chairman Carl Vinson. Left to right: Edison and Vinson
The most famous inventor of the age--Thos. A. Edison in his laboratory, East Orange, N.J., U.S.A.

The most famous inventor of the age--Thos. A. Edison in his laboratory...

Thomas Alva Edison, half-length portrait, standing in his laboratory, facing slightly left. H4733 U.S. Copyright Office.

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Full length, seated in his laboratory, facing left. H47130 U.S. Copyright Office. Photo by Byron, N.Y.C. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. Index; PI; Shelf.

[Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931, three-quarter length portrait, standing, in laboratory]

[Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931, three-quarter length portrait, standin...

Photo copyrighted by Pach. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Thomas Alva Edison, three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front]
Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

3/4 lgth., standing in his laboratory, facing front; alongside large bottle of distilled water. Photoprint copyrighted by Brown Bros., N.Y. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card t... More

[Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931, left profile, seated at his desk, writing]

[Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931, left profile, seated at his desk, writ...

Photo copyrighted by Irving Underhill, New York. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931, half-length portrait, working in chemical laboratory]

[Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931, half-length portrait, working in chemi...

Copyright by Brown Bros. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Full length, seated in plant or workshop, head resting on hand, facing slightly left. H56519 U.S. Copyright Office Photo copyrighted by Irving Underhill, New York. This record contains unverified, old data from... More

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

1/2 length, facing slightly left. H67907 U.S. Copyright Office This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf.

Theo Wangemann (right), phonograph playback in Edison Laboratory Music Room, circa May 1905 (From: 'Thomas Alva Edison: 60 years of an inventor's life' [book], by Francis Arthur Jones)

Theo Wangemann (right), phonograph playback in Edison Laboratory Music...

Theo Wangemann (right), phonograph playback in Edison Laboratory Music Room, circa May 1905, West Orange, New Jersey. From "Thomas Alva Edison: 60 years of an inventor's life", Francis Arthur Jones.

Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison

This photo was taken around 1906 in the laboratory of Thomas Edison.

Mina (Miller) Edison

Mina (Miller) Edison

Half lgth., facing right; 2nd wife of Thomas Alva Edison. Photoprint copyrighted by Pach Bros. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI; Ph. Ind.; Shelf. Edison, Mina (M... More

[Thomas Alva Edison, full-length portrait, standing, facing right, listening to a new record]
Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Full length, standing in his laboratory, facing left, with his workman discussing problem. H75065 U.S. Copyright Office Photo by Byron, N.Y.C. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Captio... More

Thomas Edison and his original dynamo, Edison Works, Orange, N.J., U.S.A.

Thomas Edison and his original dynamo, Edison Works, Orange, N.J., U.S...

Thomas Edison, standing, full-length portrait, in front of engine. No. 13001.

[Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931, full-length portrait, standing, facing left, with his workman in the chemical room]

[Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931, full-length portrait, standing, facing...

H75064 U.S. Copyright Office. Photo copyrighted by Byron, N.Y. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf.

Thomas A. Edison and son(?) in automobile and large house in background

Thomas A. Edison and son(?) in automobile and large house in backgroun...

Closer view. Stereo copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood. No. U-105645. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. I.; BI; Autos; Shelf.

Thomas A. Edison and son(?) in automobile and large housein background

Thomas A. Edison and son(?) in automobile and large housein background

Auto in mid-ground. Stereo copyrighted by Underwood & Underwood. No. U-105640. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. I.; BI; Autos; Shelf.

Thomas and Mina Edison

Thomas and Mina Edison

A portrait of Thomas and Mina Edison taken around 1908.

Thomas Alva Edison on cover of Scientific American.
Edison power plant at East 35th Street

Edison power plant at East 35th Street

Edison power plant at Hudson-Fulton celebration, New York City. 133391 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 66.

Thos. Edison
1000 mile endurance run, 1910.

1000 mile endurance run, 1910.

1000 mile endurance run, 1910.

T.A. Edison, J. Daniels
Dr. R.B. Owens, J.J. Carty, Frank Sprague, Wm. Stanley, Sam'l Insull, Dr. Walton Clark, T.A. Edison and wife, Chevalier Van Rappard, Dr. R. Tait McKenzie
Edison Sheet Music Collection
Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Full length, standing, facing slightly right; in front of statue in library(?). J153355 U.S. Copyright Office This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: PI; Shelf.

Thomas A. Edison and the model of his concrete house

Thomas A. Edison and the model of his concrete house

No copyright renewal. This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI; Architecture; Inventions; Dwellings.

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Full length, seated on table, with one of his inventions, facing slightly left. J152895 U.S. Copyright Office Photo of stereo. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings:... More

EDISON, THOMAS A.
T.A. Edison

T.A. Edison

Thomas Alva Edison, full-length portrait, standing in his laboratory, facing slightly left. J155548 or J155549 U.S. Copyright Office.

EDISON, THOMAS A.
Edison Storage Battery Train
Workers filming fire drill, 1912-1913.

Workers filming fire drill, 1912-1913.

Workers filming fire drill, 1912-1913.

[Thomas Alva Edison, full-length portrait, seated, facing front, between two phonograph cabinets, one of which is made of concrete]
Madeleine Edison

Madeleine Edison

Photograph shows Madeleine Edison (1888-1979), daughter of Thomas Alva Edison who married John Eyre Sloane in 1914. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)

[Thomas Alva Edison, full-length portrait, seated at his desk, facing left, with Mr. Wilson]

[Thomas Alva Edison, full-length portrait, seated at his desk, facing ...

J177186 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Thos. A. Edison.

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Thomas Alva Edison, 1847-1931

Full lgth., seated, facing front; with American Boys World Tour Band which is holding U.S. flag and banner advertising Panama-Pacific World's Fair. Photoprint copyrighted by Thomas A. Edison. No copyright rene... More

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