Thomas Edison Inscribed Photo: "In 1879 I Invented the Incandescent Lamp"

c. 1920

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Thomas Edison Inscribed Photo: "In 1879 I Invented the Incandescent Lamp"
Signed Photograph Inscribed
1 page | SMC 1771

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      Here the most prolific inventor in history and, for many years, the best known American in the world, inscribes a portrait with the description of himself that would, in fact, come to be known by every schoolchild: “In 1879 I invented the incandescent lamp.” He might be said, with a flick of the light, to have invented the twentieth century.


      Signed Photo, depicting the elderly inventor at his desk, octavo; no place or date.
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