THOMAS ALVA EDISON PHOTOPRINTS,
|Folder||Item||Item list with transcriptions of pasted captions|
|1||1-29||1900-1914 (29 items; Folder Summary) Note: original count. 28.Studio portraits; with Firestone, Ford, and John Burroughs; in library; in laboratory; sailing for Europe; in car in Budapest; with Charles Proteus Steinmetz.|
|1||1||Edison standing, by Underwood & Underwood (stamp on verso),|
|1||2||"About 1900 / Fort Myers, Florida, ...Edison on his Florida estate. Underwood & Underwood stamp on verso. Pencil: "158449".|
|1||3||Edison bust portrait. "About 1900..." Brown Bros. stamps on verso.|
|1||4||TAE seated in chair, holding book. "1900..." Rubber stamp on verso: International News Photographs, Inc., 235 East 45th Street, New York City. Pencil on verso: 410913.|
|1||5||TAE seated holding hat and cigar. "West Orange, N.J., About 1900 / ...Edison in his fifties." Keystone View Co. stamp on verso.|
|1||6||"1900 / Left to Right: Henry Ford; Harvey Firestone, ...Edison, Unknown, and John Burroughs." (Standing in field.) Underwood & Underwood stamp on verso; "No. 292158".|
|1||7||"Camping party, Green Island / About 1900 / Thomas a Edison on camping trip with, left to right, first H. S. Firestone, Jr., Harvey Firestone, ...Edison, John Burroughs, Mayor Watt, Henry Ford, Hokes and Scott". Probably a copy. Brown Brothers rubber stamp on verso.|
|1||8-9||Edison with hands in pockets, two prints from same negative (from copy negative?), one trimmed more closely. Larger print includes "Falk / Photo / N.Y." at lower left. Captions "1904" and "About 1904." Brown Brothers rubber stamp on verso of one.|
|1||10||"1905." Edison working at desk, with bookshelf and calendar on wall. Text in negative (prints white, lower right): "...Edison / Copyright 1905 by / Irving Underhill, New York / B7064." Pencil on verso: 65444-3.|
|1||11||Copy of painting of Edison, seated with cigar. "About 1907..."|
|1||12||Men seated at table, one standing in back. Probably from copy neg. "1908 / Arthur Williams, ...Edison, John W. Lieb, / Nicholas F. Brady and Thomas E. Murray in office / or [sic] Mr. Murray". Pencil on verso: 65455.|
|1||13||3 images on one sheet. "1910 / Left: ...Edison / Right: Form for concrete house / Below: Finished house". On verso: Underwood & Underwood stamp; pencil numbers 268466; 268464; 268465.|
|1||14||Edison's head only, background masked or opaqued out. "About 1910..." International News Photos stamp and 35921 in pencil on verso.|
|1||15||"About 1910 / ...Edison sitting in his library" at rolltop desk. International News Photos stamp and B3409i [?] in pencil on verso.|
|1||16||"About 1910 / ...Edison in his Laboratory", probably from copy neg. International News Photos stamp on verso.|
|1||17||"...Edison posed in his library / 1910?" (standing). International News Photos stamp and B3409g in pencil on verso.|
|1||18||"About 1911. / ...Edison in his laboratory" (from copy negative). Underwood & Underwood stamp on verso.|
|1||19||"1911 / A picture of ...Edison taken in Florida." Pencil on verso: 63049.|
|1||20||"1911 / Peter Cooper Hewitt and ...Edison on / board the S.S. Mauretania outbound for England."|
|1||21||"Budapest, Hungary, 1911. / Left to right: Mr. Etienne de Fodor; Mrs. Edison, Mr. Alexander de Stromszky, Mr. ...Edison" (outside Savoy).|
|1||22||"...Edison sailing for Europe / 1911" (from copy negative). Brown Bros. stamp on verso.|
|1||23||"Budapest, Hungary, 1911. / Seated: Mrs. Edison, Mr. ...Edison, Mr. Alexander de / Stromszky. Standing: Mr. Etienne de Fodor" (in "Protos"? car).|
|1||24||"Budapest, Hungary, 1911. / Left to right: Mr. Etienne de Fodor; Mrs. Edison, Mr. Alexander / de Stromszky, Mr. ...Edison" (outside Savoy).|
|1||25||"1912. / Charles P. Steinmetz and ...Edison (Man at right unknown)" (from copy neg.). Pencil on verso: 63119.|
|1||26||"1912 / Charles P. Steinmetz and ...Edison". Pencil on verso: 63122.|
|1||27||"...Edison and Secretary Daniels / boarding the dreadnaught [sic] (1914)" (from copy neg.) International News Photos stamp and pencil 1939 [?] on verso.|
|1||28||"...Edison viewing aerial wire- / less apparatus on board the dread- / naught New York at the Brooklyn / Navy Yard on October 10, 1914". International News Photos stamp on verso. Number 19934 in pencil on verso and in ink on negative.|
|1||29||"...Edison at his home in West / Orange, N. J., taken December, 1914". International News Photos stamp and pencil number 21998 on verso.|
|Folder||Items||Folder-Level Summaries with Highlights of Contents|
|2||1-26||1915-1917 (26 items)|
"At control of his first storage battery car"; with family; in laboratory; taking nap in laboratory; posing for movie camera; holding recording cylinder; inspecting portrable searchlight; at Panama Pacific Exposition; on birthday with cake in storage bettery warehouse.
|3||1-31||1918-1920 (31 items)|
Includes portraits by Walter Scott Shinn, incl. portraits of Edison with daughter and grandchild; Edison with Luther Burbank; pictures from Brown Brothers; Keystone View Co.; Underwood & Underwood; etc.
|4||1-40||1921-1924 (40 items)|
Ford, Edison, Harding and Firestone camping; portraits by Bachrach; Edison in his laboratory; Edison with Steinmetz; Edison with Coolidge; Edison with Coolidge and movie camera.
|5||1-36||1925-1926 (36 items)|
Portraits by Underwood & Underwood; Edison with monument and bronze tablet.
|6||1-38||1926-1927 (38 items)|
Incl.: Edison driving; listening to phonograph; with auto camper's trunk; with locomotive; with Henry Ford.
|7||1-40||1927-1928 (40 items)|
Edison with son Charles; with Gov. Harry Moore (New Jersey); Herbert Hoover; writing name in wet concrete; opening baseball game.
|8||1-37||1929 (37 items)|
Portrait by Eugene Hutson; with Hoover; with Ford; with Lindbergh; congratulating scholarship winner.
|9||1-34||1929-1930 (34 items)|
With Charles Schwab and Adolph Ochs; Harvey Firestone; with giant birthday card; receiving honorary degree; with Supreme Court justice Owen J. Roberts.
|10||1-30||1930-1933 (30 items)|
With 1930 scholarship winner; with Charles Lindbergh; opening new bridge; waiting for train; funeral, including tributes and procession; unveiling of bronze plaque to Edison at Roxy Theatre; sculptures of Edison.
SERIES 2: XEROGRAPHIC COPY PRINTS
(Consult to locate Smithsonian copy negative numbers,
88-10810 to 88-11155)
|Box||Folder||Description ("Vol." nos. are equivalent to folder nos. in Series 1)|
|2||1||Vols. 1-2, 1900-1917.|
|2||2||Vols. 3-4, 1918-1924.|
|2||3||Vols. 5-6, 1925-1927.|
|2||4||Vols. 7-8, 1927-1929.|
|2||5||Vols. 9-10, 1929-1933|
David Haberstich 6/27/88; 7/14/2000; 10/11-16/2000