America at Night

Don Rittner

This book contains almost 200 photos taken from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s by the General Electric Company. Over these decades GE scientists continually experimented to invent and modify street lights that could transform urban downtowns, rural roads, and parks into daylight use.
Date Published :
June 2018
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
black and white photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781625450623
Pages : 96
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.5 inches
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$22.99

Overview
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This book contains almost 200 photos taken from the late nineteenth century to the 1960s by the General Electric Company. Over these decades GE scientists continually experimented to invent and modify street lights that could transform urban downtowns, rural roads, and parks into daylight use. The images in this book show more than half of America lighting up for the first time liberating the country from common darkness and allowing entertainment, work, and pleasure to become a 24 hour pursuit.

About The Author
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DON RITTNER is an author, environmentalist, documentarian, historian and archaeologist. He has authored more than 40 books and over 1000 articles in science, history, computers and the Internet. He published the first book to show the public how to use the Internet for a social cause (EcoLinking: Everyone’s Guide to Online Environmental Information) in 1992. He was the producer of the documentaries, The Neighborhood That Disappeared and ECHOES From The Neighborhood That Disappeared that documented the displacement of 9000 immigrant families from Albany’s South End during the construction of the Empire State Mall during the early 1960s.

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