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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-105139]Digital ID: cph 3c05139 Source: b&w film copy neg. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-105139 (b&w film copy neg.) Retrieve unedited JPEG version (69 kilobytes)

TITLE: [Thomas Alva Edison, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front]. CALL NUMBER: BIOG FILE - Edison, Thomas Alva, 1847-1931 - Portraits - By date - 1922 [P&P]. REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-105139 (b&w film copy neg.). MEDIUM: 1 photographic print.

CREATED, PUBLISHED: c1922. NOTES: J259124 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Bachrach. (EXPIRED)
Works published prior to 1978 were copyright protected for a maximum of 75 years. See Circular 1 "COPYRIGHT BASICS" PDF from the U.S. Copyright Office. Works published before 1923 (THIS IMAGE) are now in the public domain.

DIGITAL ID: (b&w film copy neg.) cph 3c05139 CONTROL #: 92522138

Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-105139]

Thomas Edison From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph and a long lasting light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park" by a newspaper reporter, he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production to the process of invention, and therefore is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.

Edison is considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, holding 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, as well as many patents in the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Thomas Edison was born in Milan, Ohio and was raised in Port Huron, Michigan. He was the seventh and last child of Samuel Ogden Edison, Jr. (1804–1896) (born in Marshalltown, Nova Scotia, Canada) and Nancy Matthews Edison nee Elliott (1810–1871). His family was of Dutch origin.

In school, the young Edison's mind often wandered, and his teacher the Reverend Engle was overheard calling him "addled." This ended Edison's three months of official schooling. He recalled later, "My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint." His mother then home schooled him. Much of his education came from reading R.G. Parker's School of Natural Philosophy.

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