Monday, June 22, 2009

Edison's Lab

This is a photograph taken by Lloyd Grimstead on October 15th 1911 of Thomas Edison's laboratory. On the left is the lab, on the right is an office building. In 1928 Henry Ford moved the complex to Greenfield Village in Dearborn Michigan where it was reconstructed as an exhibit.
You can read about Mr. Grimstead here. Grimstead supported himself in the great depression selling photo post cards door-to-door. The Metuchen-Edison Historical Society currently possesses these negatives who reprinted the above picture as a post card which is how I am able to share it today. Their site is here.

Thomas Edison was 64 when this picture was taken. It was also the year of his now famous Columbian Magazine Interview.