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    [Thomas Edison] Photograph Archive of Thomas Edison Factory Fire. Total of six black and white photos, four photos, 10" x 8", each, one photo, 14.5" x 11.5", one photo, 9.5" x 7.75" (sight), matted to overall size, 13.25" x 11.5", Orange, New Jersey, December 9, 1914. Six black and white photographs document several stages of the devastating fire in Thomas Edison's manufacturing and experimental plant in Orange, New Jersey, which included the film finishing building. Although Edison suffered a great loss, he quickly began reconstruction of the factory. One large photojournalistic photo, shot at street level during the blaze, documents the intensity of the fire, penciled on verso, "Edison Fire Dec 9, 1914". Four professional photos taken after the fire that record the reconstruction process over one year are faded and uniformly toned, with rough and chipped edges, fair condition. In another large photograph the firemen of the West Orange Engine Company in formal pose, one of the many fire departments who responded to and fought the fire, penciled on verso of backing, "W. Orange Engine Co. about 1909 to 1915". Overall condition is fair to good.


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