The idea of artificial lighting seems like such a given that sometimes its easy to forget there was a time it didn't exist. There was a distinct evolution of technology allowing us to light our homes each night. As a consummate insomniac, a development that I am sincerely grateful for. I thought I'd try something a little different today - a podcast.
1. “Electric Lighting in the United States,” Science, Vol. 5, No. 103 (Jan. 23, 1885), pp. 79-80
2. Marshall B. Davidson, “Early American Lighting,” The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin , New Series, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Summer, 1944), pp. 30-40
3. Thomas A. Edison, “The Dangers of Electric Lighting,” The North American Review , Vol. 149, No. 396 (Nov., 1889), pp. 625-634
4. Mimi Sherman, “A Look at Nineteenth-Century Lighting: Lighting Devices from the Merchant's House Museum,” APT Bulletin, Vol. 31, No. 1, Lighting Historic House Museums (2000), pp. 37-43
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