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Fringe Group: 1917

Fringe Group: 1917

Washington, D.C., circa 1917. "Dulin & Martin Co. lamps." Back when fringed shades were the thing. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

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I think I played that chair

The artwork on the chair back looks like a screen shot from some sort of 8-bit video game from the 1980's.

Socket to me

Electrical delivery was much different in 1917.

Early home electricity

Also, back when there were no wall power sockets. Note the Edison screw connectors (i.e. lightbulb bases) on the ends of the cords.

As domestic electricity came into being, homes were wired first for permanent lighting fixtures only. People spent a couple of decades tacking all their other appliances precariously onto the lightbulb sockets before the idea of "convenience outlets" came along.

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