Edison inventing the incandescent lamp, 1879

General Electric Company and Cornwell, Dean1879/1879

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science
Schenectady, United States

Artist Dean Cornwell created this image of Edison and his staff performing the experiment that created the first successful incandescent lamp for the General Electric promotional calendar.


  • Title: Edison inventing the incandescent lamp, 1879
  • Creator: General Electric Company, Cornwell, Dean
  • Date Created: 1879/1879
  • Location: Menlo Park, New Jersey
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Thomas Edison, Laboratories, Employees, Research, Lighting, Light bulbs
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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