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Item 233 - Nikola Tesla Catalog 462 (Oct 2015)

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Remarkable 4.25 x 6.5 cabinet photo of Tesla in a head-and-shoulders pose, signed and inscribed in the lower left in black ink, “To Gaston Tissandier, with sincere regards, from Nikola Tesla.” Published by Sarony of New York. A light crease to the top and brushing to portions of the inscription, otherwise fine condition. Tissandier was a notable French chemist and aviator, and the founder of the scientific magazine La Nature. He had also been making breakthroughs in the chemistry of batteries during the early 1880s, while at the same time Tesla began working for an arm of Thomas Edison’s company in Paris. Tesla would move to New York in 1884—probably around the same time this photograph was taken—and would soon leave the stingy Edison Machine Works to venture out on his own. Tesla photos are excessively rare in general, and this example is elevated to the upper echelon due to its early period and fabulous association with a fellow scientist of many talents. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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