Thomas Edison Working at His Desk, circa 1908

Summary

This photograph shows prolific inventor and American entrepreneur Thomas Edison around age 60. By this time, Edison had invented and built entire industries around the phonograph, the incandescent electric lamp, and the Kinetoscope. Though he continued important work at his vast West Orange, New Jersey laboratory and elsewhere, Edison was beginning to oversee fewer of his companies' daily operations.

This photograph shows prolific inventor and American entrepreneur Thomas Edison around age 60. By this time, Edison had invented and built entire industries around the phonograph, the incandescent electric lamp, and the Kinetoscope. Though he continued important work at his vast West Orange, New Jersey laboratory and elsewhere, Edison was beginning to oversee fewer of his companies' daily operations.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1908

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

P.188.27549

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

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