Portrait of Thomas Edison aged 14

Portrait of Thomas Edison aged 14

H405/0049 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 45.3MB

Downloadable file size: 1.9MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Photograph of Thomas Edison (1847-1931), American inventor, at the age of 14. Edison received no formal education. In 1869, he invented a paper tape 'ticker' for sending stock prices across the country, and sold it for $30,000. He used this to establish an industrial research laboratory where he spent the rest of his life. His more notable inventions include the carbon granule microphone, the phonograph and the electric light bulb. During his life he filed 1069 patents. He also enriched physics by discovering that electricity flows from a heated filament to a nearby electrode, but not in reverse (the Edison effect) which formed the basis of the thermionic valve.

Release details: Model release not available. Property release not required.

Keywords: edison, inventor, portraits, surname e, thomas alva

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.