Friday, May 1, 2015


No, it wasn't shredded wheat that was revolutionary, but I am speaking of the Electrical Revolution.

Just finished a great book entitled Empires of Light: Tesla, Edison, and Westinghouse--the race to electrify the world.  A real page-turner, or rather a button-pusher, since I have it on my Kindle.

This book prompted me to read a biography of Nikola Tesla by John O'Neill, which is just as good.

Nikola Tesla was responsible for getting the Niagara Falls electrical dynamos up and running.  Niagara Falls make me think of one of my favorite cereals, shredded wheat, and its factory is in Niagara Falls. It's the photo on the box pictured that I remember from my childhood.

And the lightbulb pictured is manufactured by a company called Niagara.

See more revolutionary photos on Theme day site.


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