Untangling the History of Christmas Lights - Deepstash
The first electric Christmas lights
  • Edward Hibberd Johnson hired Edison in 1871, and later invested in Edison's Lamp Company to sell bulbs, even though widespread electrification was still decades away.
  • In 1882, ...

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Untangling the History of Christmas Lights

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Turning an idea into a tradition
  • Reporters described the electric lights on Edward Hibberd Johnson's Christmas tree as "a most picturesque and uncanny aspect." "It was brilliantly...

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