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Celebration Illumination: 1909

Celebration Illumination: 1909

New York, 1909. "Hudson-Fulton celebration. Union League Club illumination." 8x10 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection. View full size.

 

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What a difference a 100 years makes

Then they were trying to create daylight at night, and now we're trying to conserve energy and turn down/off lights at night. I wonder what the Kw/h usage was.

Joe from LI, NY

Read all about it!

This was a huge celebration involving over a million lights. See what the NY Times had to say about it.

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