• Heavy Machine Shop

    Thomas Edison

    National Historical Park New Jersey

Theo Wangemann’s 1889-1890 European wax cylinders

 
 

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.