Thomas Edison's portrait painting was copyrighted by him and then duplicated in photographic form as giveaways, hence the copyright in the lower left corner. The inscription and signature, however, are original and authenticated by two different companies, Godfather and The Written Word. Both letters of authentication will accompany this purchase. This item measures just shy of 8" X 10" in total and is framed in black metal with a glass front.While you will find other autographs with this same image, as giving them away was the point of the duplication, you will probably not find one in such good condition at this price. Edison autographed collectibles are often duplicated, or right out forged, due to their popularity. So, great care must be taken when the price looks too good to be true. Others with high prices are sometimes just trying to influence the market value or get an excessive profit. I'm not a dealer, but a collector myself and have had this item for over a decade. I got a very good price on it at the time, so I'm just hoping it will find a good home at a reasonable price. Please see that while has changed their percentage rating and I have been away from for a while so it is not reflected, if you look at my actual response you will see it is 100% positive.