This folder contains requests for Edison's autograph or photograph. Included are letters from William S. Andrews of the General Electric Co. concerning a photograph co-signed by Edison and Charles Steinmetz. There is also mention of Steinmetz's visit to the West Orange laboratory. Other correspondents include Emil Rathenau of Allgemeine ElektricitÃ¤ts-Gesellschaft, portraitist Hans Peter Hansen, and politician and diplomat Myron T. Herrick.
Approximately 20 percent of the documents have been selected. The items not selected consist primarily of letters from autograph collectors and from newspapers or periodicals. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.