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Thomas Edison, Typed Letter, Signed

Edison Sends Thanks for Birthday Wishes To a Vaudeville Performer

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Thomas Edison, Typed Letter, signed, Edison thanks the receiver, J. A. Bernard, for sending “good wishes in regard to my birthday. He goes on to say, “I re-member quite well your son, Al Bernard, singing at the Banquet following our Dealers’ Convention in New York several months ago.  He seemed to be quite a favorite with those who were present, and his songs were warmly applauded.”

Al Bernard was a popular recording artist from the vaudeville era.

Edison’s usual “top hat” signature is bold and clean; letter is uniformly browned w/ one vertical fold & one edge chip.

Edison, Thomas (Inventor). Typed Letter, signed (“Thos. A. Edison”). From the Laboratory of Thomas A. Edison (letterhead), Orange, NJ: 24 February 1920. To: J.A. Bernard.