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Family of Thomas Edison, US inventor. Edison is famous as the inventor of many devices, including the phonograph and an improved light bulb. Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931, right) married twice. This is his second family, with Mina Miller (1865-1946, seated on steps, second from left). He married her in 1886. They had three children: Madeleine Edison (1888-1979, standing at left); Charles Edison (1890-1969, at left of his father); and Theodore Miller Edison (1898-1992, centre). Thomas Edison also had three children from his first marriage. Photographed at the family home in Llewellyn Park, New Jersey, USA. Photograph published in the London periodical Black and White.
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