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Embroidery by Ana Teresa Barboza

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theatlantic:

Tower of Light: When Electricity Was New, People Used It to Mimic the Moon

And so, for a brief and literally shining moment early in the days of human-harnessed electricity, the future of municipal lighting was glowing orbs suspended high above cities — towers, resembling oil derricks, capped with 4 to 6 arc lamps with a candlepower of 2,000 to 6,000 each. These manmade moons made the ultimate promise to the people below them: that they would never again be in the dark.

Read more. [Images: Library of Congress, Not Even Past, Wikimedia Commons]

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Nikki Uberti photographed by Walt Cessna, Hicksville NY 92

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Nikki Uberti photographed by Walt Cessna, Hicksville NY 92

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