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Signature / Unsigned Photograph by  Charles (1890-1969) EDISON - Signed - from Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA (SKU: 40715)

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Signature / Unsigned Photograph

by EDISON, Charles (1890-1969)

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The fifth of inventor Thomas A. Edison's six children worked with him running Edson Records and then as president of Thomas A. Edison, Inc. (1927-57); FDR appointed him Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1937, then in 1940 he served briefly as Secretary of the Navy before being elected the 42nd governor of New Jersey (1941-44). Large and bold signature and date ("Nov. 30 1936") in brown ink on a heavy stock 5" X 3" card. Near fine. Accompanied by a scarce, near fine 8" X 6" black and white news agency (International News Photos) glossy photograph showing the elderly Edison seated behind a table reading into a microphone with son Charles seated alongside. Original mimeographed paper label attached to verso titles this image "Edison Speaks Over the Radio," and caption explains: "Thomas A. Edison, electrical wizard, broadcasting his address over the radio from his library at the Edison Laboratories here today, as his son Charles looks on. Edison's speech was in connection with the unveiling of a tablet at the General Electric plant at Schenectady, N.Y. commemorating the site of the former Edison Machine Works there," the image dated 15 December 1928. An outstanding pair -- an uncommon signature and a unusual original news agency image.


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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts most major credit cards and PayPal. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned within seven days. We would appreciate a courtesy call if an item is being returned. Member ABAA, ILAB, MWABA, The Manuscript Society.

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About Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts, ABAA

Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been serving book lovers, collectors and institutions since 1991. Our inventory of quality out-of-print books spans 50 subjects, while the extensive autograph holdings have a decidedly historical bent, reflecting personages from every field of human endeavor.


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