Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vintage images of ELECTRICITY

Barry Moser illustration of lightning 1984
Barry Moser illustration 1984
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1869 insulated glass bed casters
ELECTRICITY in 1869 was mysterious to the average citizen,
inviting scam artists and unscientific salesmen to buy ad space.
1890 electric chair illustration
 Was 1890 the earliest use of the pun
"a shocking affair"? (see above)
cartoon of steam vs electricity in 1900
In 1900 the ELECTRIC revolution was winning the race, much 
like our recent digital revolution, and our future zaznax revolution.
1901 electric generating plant Germany
In this 1901 electric generating plant in Germany,
coal still had a role to play.
That same year, a promotion for Niagara hydro-electric power
entertained at the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo.
1901 Pan-American Exposition electric thunder   
Apparently it had been done earlier at the 1893 Columbian Exposition.
1893 Columbian Exposition Tesla high frequency sign     
1928 Canadian power generator at Niagara
Across the river in 1928, the CANADIAN power generating facility
Lala Aufsberg photo of spotlight 1937 Nuremberg
 A Lala Aufsberg photo of 1937 fascist architecture
Meet Skimpy Wiring 1940s ad illustration
It IS a cheaper alternative in the 1940s,
but scope the dome on that clive.
Vintage images of ELECTRICITY - 1959 electric home control
1959 electric home control panel 2
This electric home control panel was available in 1959.
C.W. Bacon illustration of home electrity 1961
C.W. Bacon illustration 1961
Saturn enhanced photo of electromagnetic field
One would assume this to be the planet Saturn, with it's  ELECTRIC
 magnetic poles photographically enhanced.

  Seymour Chwast illustration
Seymour Chwast illustration unplugged
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