first edition Photograph
1927 · New York
by Edison, Thomas A. ; Moore, Governor
New York: Pacific & Atlantic Photos Inc, 1927. First Edition. Photograph. Near Fine. First Edition. An unframed press photograph (6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches) with the original paper description affixed to rear. Pacific & Atlantic Photos, Inc. credit instructions stamped on rear. Some minor offsetting of ink apparently from paper description on lower 3/4 inch of the image. Tonality very nice. Glossy finish shows a few minor imperfections including a little of the usual glue "moisture waving". Would present nicely framed. "watermark" does not appear in the actual photo. Photograph. "Fifty years ago, in a little laboratory in Menlo Park, NJ, Thomas Alva Edison, Electrical Wizard, Invented the primitive Talking Machine. One August 12th, with a replica of that same machine at his side, Mr. Edison uttered over the modern rival of his own invention - the Radio - the first words ever reproduced on his phonograph 'Mary had a little lamb, etc'.
Photo shows Mr. Edison (left) and Governor Moore of New Jersey on the Lawn of the Edison Estate, before they spoke over the radio, examining a model of the first talking machine."
"(FM#1) 8-13-27" at end of paper description. "August 15, 1927" stamped on the back of the photograph in the same color ink as the credit instructions from P&A. Photo.
(Inventory #: 26732)