|The "traditional" National Park Service sign (left) actually sits afont the small parking lot across the street, and a rather unimpressive, small sign (right) marks the actual entrance to the Historic Site complex.|
|Inside however, it is immediately clear where you are!|
Looking back toward the entrance, you see a lifesized cutout of Edison with his famous "Umbrella" signature overhead.
In the foreground are several of Edison's earlier inventions, including the stock ticker.
|There are, of course, several phonographs on display here, but none so famous the original 1877 tinfoil that John Kruesi built for Edison from a set of rough drawings.|
|Also on display is an example of the "Perfected Phonograph" of 1888, complete with its "spectacle"-like combination reproducer and recorder.|