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 Front view of the Menlo Park lab, with people posing on the 2nd floor balcony and the front porch.

Menlo Park laboratory, about 1879

Edison made his home in a Victorian-style house just down the street from the lab. Many of his workers lived nearby in a boarding house owned by Sarah Jordan, a relative of Edison's first wife.

SI negative #87-1592

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