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First Public Demonstration of Edison's Light Bulb


Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison in 1878, about the time he was working on the incandescent electric lighting system

CREDIT: Thomas Edison, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left, 1880. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress. Reproduction number LC-USZ62-98067.

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