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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Thomas Edison and his Lord's Prayer

Thomas Edison is well known (also) for his penmanship: practicing scripts, and inventing typographical fonts for the printing press. Shown here greatly enlarged, his micro script of the opening line of the Lord's Prayer must have taken much time and effort. "Our father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name", and then his signature. A recent acquisition (as of Sept. 2018). We have a fine collection of Micro and Nano scripture / art, and this exemplar has to be the jewel in the collection crown. Inspected, authenticated and officially certified (#83790641) through PSA/DNA, it is verified as the ONLY known example of its kind in the world. We display this item illuminated via a 19th century Edison light bulb.

Update: I now have a web page dedicated to the micro script handwriting of Thomas Edison. It gives a bit of history on micro and nano scripture, but focuses primarily on Edison and his Lord's Prayer. You can access the page HERE (web page is McAfee secure).