[The following Charles Batchelor scrapbook appears in the Supplement Series in Thomas A. Edison Papers: A Selective Microfilm Edition, Part IV (1899-1910). The images for Part IV have not yet been digitized. If the "List Documents" button at the bottom of the note is used, a list of document records associated with this scrapbook will be displayed. However, no images will be displayed if the "Show Documents" button at the top of the list is used. To see the location of this item in the Series Notes for Part II, use the "Which Series Notes?" button.]
This scrapbook covers the period 1901-1914 and contains clippings about a variety of subjects. Included are items relating to aerial navigation, high-speed locomotives, and serious train accidents. One clipping deals with a Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni dinner featuring "liquid sunshine," at which guests drank cocktails containing radium. Also included are political cartoons and a map of the Panama Canal. In addition, there are photographs depicting the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; Commodore Robert E. Peary's arctic exploration; the construction of New York's Manhattan Bridge; the New York ceremonies held in honor of the U.S. forces lost during the 1914 capture of Veracruz, Mexico; and the severe flooding that crippled the Paris region in 1910. The pages are unnumbered. Approximately 130 pages have been used. The clippings are individually numbered 1-267. Several loose items have been inserted into the scrapbook. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.