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Edison with family, about 1902

Edison with his children Madeline, Theo, and Charles; his wife, Mina; and the children's nurse, Lena; about 1902

Edison was generally indifferent to his children's early years, and he continued to be ineffective in dealing with his first three children (Marion, Tom and William). His relationship with the second three (Madeleine, Charles and Theodore) was much more positive as they grew into adulthood.

SI negative #87-1626

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