Historical Photograph CollectionIn 2021, the park has worked with NP Gallery to create a dedicated “branded” site for digital historical content, and eventually will include scans of photograph albums, stills from Edison motion pictures and Edison Company advertising material.
Approximately 6,000+ historical photographs related to Thomas Edison are available on NP Gallery. This first batch is part of an ongoing project to make the entire Thomas Edison NHP historic photograph collection accessible to everyone, and eventually will include more than 12,000 images. Each image on NP Gallery contains all available metadata, including caption, date, photographer, location, and subject. Where possible, metadata has been updated and corrected. Keywords are assigned to the images to make searching for specific people, locations, and objects easier.
Presenting the entire photograph collection on NP Gallery will allow more efficient access to these digital assets and allow research and study of photographic representations of Thomas Edison and his era.
Check back periodically as more assets are uploaded and if you have any questions e-mail us or call 973-736-0550 extension 22.