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Thomas Edison Memorial -

Thomas Edison Memorial at the Exhibition Expo Chicago 1933
© Kaufmann & Fabry Co

The Edison Memorial, erected in memory of one of the greatest geniuses in the field of invention and electricity, Thomas Alva Edison, is conveniently located near the power plant in the centre of the North Island.

The building exhibits the great inventor's seminal discoveries, with a reproduction of Edison's garden at his home in Orange, New Jersey, flowers, plants and a large oak tree, all brought from the original garden.

The exhibition is a fitting tribute to the memory of the man who made life more livable.


The original phonograph and the pencil drawing from which it was made are one of the most interesting exhibits currently on display in the Edison Memorial building on the North Island of the World's Fair "A Century of Progress".


The exhibition also traces the life of Thomas Edison from his birth to his death, or how a poor peddler can achieve worldwide fame in America if he has courage and ideas.

©Official Guide Book 1933-1934