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Edison photo-portrait with burned edges.

This photograph of Edison survived a disastrous fire in 1914

Note Edison's inscription "Never Touched Me!" on the left of the photo.

On the afternoon of December 9, 1914, an explosion occurred at West Orange, in the film inspection department, and a fire rapidly spread through adjacent areas and eventually to the six-story building where phonograph records were cast -- and where large tanks of inflammable chemicals were stored.

SI negative #87-1683

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