Scenes of Thomas Edison, his inventions, his wife Mina, and Edison greeting guests arriving at a gathering in his honor.
United States USA Date:1928, October 20 Duration:2 min 27 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Close up images of Thomas Alva Edison amidst a crowd. People shake hands with Edison as they enter a building. The event is likely an October 20, 1928 recognition event honoring Edison, during which he received the Congressional Gold Medal from President Calvin Coolidge. Thomas Edison poses in a workshop. He operates a device. Electric light bulb invented by Edison is shown. A timecard of Edisons from September 1912 showing 112 hours worked that week. Edison with his wife, Mina (Miller) Edison. Smoke stacks emit smoke at an industrial plant. Crowd of workers gathered inside the plant listening to a speaker. The American flag flutters atop the plant's building. Night view of city streets. Neon signs and advertisements on buildings and shops, all evidence of applications of Edison's inventions. Edison amidst crowd at recognition ceremony. Edison's light bulb turns off. Edison with Henry Ford. Thomas Edison greets stream of well-dressed guests entering a building. A large wreath is carried in by some of the guests.
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