Light's Golden Jubilee and Dedication of Edison Institute by Irving Bacon, Painted 1945

Summary

Henry Ford planned the dedication of his museum complex to coincide with the 50th anniversary in October 1929 of Thomas Edison's invention of the incandescent lamp. Surprisingly, there were no photographs taken of the Light's Golden Jubilee banquet, so, in the mid-1930s, Ford asked his staff artist, Irving Bacon, to capture the event in this panoramic painting, which took over a decade to complete.

Henry Ford planned the dedication of his museum complex to coincide with the 50th anniversary in October 1929 of Thomas Edison's invention of the incandescent lamp. Surprisingly, there were no photographs taken of the Light's Golden Jubilee banquet, so, in the mid-1930s, Ford asked his staff artist, Irving Bacon, to capture the event in this panoramic painting, which took over a decade to complete.

Material

Oil paint (Paint)
Canvas

Dimensions

Height: 84 in

Width: 204 in

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