Electric Lighting

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Electric Lighting

When was the last time you lived without electric lights? Maybe a thunderstorm, hurricane, or blizzard caused a power outage in your neighborhood. Many of us feel so uncomfortable without electricity …

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Rural Electrification

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Rural Electrification

Electric Lighting Inquiry Unit

An advertisement for the Rural Electrification Administration and a photograph showing an ERA electric meter on the side of a farmer's house. Download PDF Visit Source 1 Visit Source 2 …

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Oil Lamps of the 19th and 20th Century

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Oil Lamps of the 19th and 20th Century

Electric Lighting Inquiry Unit

Images of old oil lamps from 1840 and 1840. Whale oil lamp, c. 1840. Mrs. Sauer putting oil in lamp, Cavalier County, N.D, Oct. 1940. Download PDF Visit Source 1 Visit Source 2 …

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Loading/Icing Refrigerated Cars

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Loading/Icing Refrigerated Cars

Refrigerated Rail Car Inquiry Unit

A photo of 3 men loading strawberries into a refrigerated car and a photo of 2 men "icing" a refrigerated car, both courtesy of the Library of Congress. Download PDF Visit Source 1 Visit Sour…

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