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    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Materials For Loan

Cover of the Invention Factory DVD available for loan.

Cover of the Invention Factory DVD available for loan.

NPS Photo

Video/DVDs

The Great Train Robbery: A silent film produced by Thomas Edison in 1903. (Video format only)

The Invention Factory: An 18-minute orientation film about Thomas Edison and his accomplishments.(Video, DVD and DVD with open captions)

The only cost is returning the videos.

To reserve a video/dvd for your classroom, contact the Traveling Trunk Coordinator or call 973-736-0550 ext. 25.

Did You Know?

Photograph of Thomas Edison at the age of fourteen years.

There is a rumor that Edison was actually born in Mexico, based on his middle name Alva. However, Alva was the name of a family friend, Captain Bradley. When he was young, Edison's nickname was "Al," from his middle name Alva.