Photo of the Week
Thomas Edison: Father of the Phonograph
The producers at BIO.com review hundreds of photos of famous figures each week, from award-winning actors and popular singers, to headliners and scandal makers. While we're digging through these archives, we often come across amazing photos that we're just dying to share. So, without further ado, here's the one image that stands out to us this week:
A seemingly exhausted Thomas Edison in his New Jersey laboratory listening to an early phonograph at 5:30am (reasons for early rising unknown).
On February 19th, 1878, Thomas Edison created a device that would eventually give everyone on their morning commute to work the ability to pop in some white ear buds and zone out to their favorite tunes.
Entrepreneur, Inventor / 1847 - 1931
Inventor Thomas Edison created such great innovations as the electric light bulb, the telephone and the phonograph. A savvy businessman, he held more than a 1,000 patents for his inventions.