Description[Thomas Alva Edison] Recently Discovered Edison Tintype, 3" x 1.75" image, overall 4" x 2.5". Edison is pictured sitting next to the patent model of his Dynamo-Electro Machine. Photographer's imprint on verso: "McMillan Bros./Gallery,173 West Madison Street,/Chicago, Ill." Circa 1880-1882. Unpublished. Included is extensive research. Minor dings and surface marks. Very good condition. This tintype was discovered on February 26, 2006.
"The dynamo ranks with the telegraph and telephone as one of the three striking applications of electrical and magnetic science to which the material progress that marked the second half of the 19th century was in no small measure due." From The Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th edition, 1911.
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