Edison Botanic Research Corporation business check, 8.5 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Edison with his prominent ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos A. Edison,” payable to J. R. Miller for $80.00, stamp-dated June 19, 1926. Attractively cloth-matted and framed with a color portrait of Edison to an overall size of 15.25 x 22.25. In fine condition, with cancellation holes to center, lightly affecting first half of signature. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
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Superb matte-finish 8 x 10 portrait of Edison in profile, boldly signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “To Mrs. F. D. Morrison, Thos. A. Edison.” In fine condition, with a somewhat noticeable diagonal crease to the right side. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Vintage pencil ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos. A. Edison,” on the reverse of a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard depicting his summer home in Chautauqua, New York. Some subtle yellow discoloration to edges, otherwise fine condition. Accompanied by three unsigned postcards related to Edison’s life. RR Auction COA.
Distinguished vintage matte-finish 6.5 x 9.5 photo by Walter Scott Shinn, signed and inscribed in the lower border in black ink “To John Bannon, Thos A. Edison.” In fine condition, with a couple lightly trimmed edges, and a few hints of slight silvering to background. Accompanied by an ink signature of his wife, Mina, on a clipped portion of her personal letterhead, and affixed to a 5.5 x 8.5 mount. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
American inventor and businessman (1847–1931) known for developing the phonograph, motion picture camera, and light bulb. Original 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Edison as a young man in the late 1870s, by Falk of New York, signed at the bottom of the image in black ink, “Thomas A. Edison.” In very good condition, with moderate scattered foxing and soiling, and silvering to dark areas of the image. At this point in his career, Edison was making some of his most significant advances at his famous Menlo Park laboratory. He patented the sound recording and reproducing phonograph in 1878 and first publicly demonstrated his incandescent light bulb in December 1879. A fantastic photograph from one of Edison’s most innovative periods. RR Auction COA.
Very bold ink ‘umbrella’ signature, “Thos. A. Edison,” on an off-white 3.25 x 1.75 card. Scattered soiling and mounting remnants to reverse from previous display in a scrapbook, otherwise fine condition. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.