Thomas Edison and Francis Jehl at Menlo Park Laboratory during Light's Golden Jubilee, October 1929

Summary

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the incandescent electric lamp, Henry Ford hosted the Light's Golden Jubilee in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford chose the occasion to dedicate Greenfield Village to his friend, Thomas Edison. During the festivities, Edison and former assistant Francis Jehl reenacted the first successful light bulb test (1879) in Greenfield Village's detailed reproduction of Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the incandescent electric lamp, Henry Ford hosted the Light's Golden Jubilee in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford chose the occasion to dedicate Greenfield Village to his friend, Thomas Edison. During the festivities, Edison and former assistant Francis Jehl reenacted the first successful light bulb test (1879) in Greenfield Village's detailed reproduction of Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8.25 in

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