Thomas Alva Edison

ID: 2002-3813

Creator: Avino, Mark

Form/Genre: Portraits

Date: c. 1920s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Smithsonian Photographic Services Collection

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Summary

Portrait of Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931), an American inventor, scientist, and businessman. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and a long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. In addition, he created the world's first industrial research laboratory. Edison is most famously known for his invention of the electric light bulb.

Subject

Edison, Thomas A (Thomas Alva) 1847-1931

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-009, Smithsonian Photographic Services Collection

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

c. 1920s

Restrictions & Rights

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Topic

  • History of Science and Technology
  • Inventors
  • American science
  • Science
  • History
  • Science--History

Place

United States

Form/Genre

  • Portraits
  • Photographic print
  • Paper

ID Number

2002-3813

Physical description

Number of Images: 1 Color: Black and White ; Size: 8.16w x 10h ; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Photographic print

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