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Nikola Tesla World's Fair Images

Topps World's Fair card featuring Thomas Edison

Topps World's Fair card featuring Thomas Edison

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Thomas Edison took great interest in the World's Fair long before its arrival, proposing that tickets cost no more than 25 cents. The electrician also powered exhibits in the International...

World's Fair display of Tesla and Westinghouse AC power plant

World's Fair display of Tesla and Westinghouse AC power plant

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Alternating Current power plant at the Westinghouse Electric & Mfg Co. exhibit at the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago.

The "Electricity Hall" of the Columbian Exposition (World's Fair)

The "Electricity Hall" of the Columbian Exposition (World's Fair)

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The "Electricity Hall" of the Columbian Exposition.

The spectacular "City of Light" at the Columbian Exposition powered by Tesla's AC

The spectacular "City of Light" at the Columbian Exposition powered by Tesla's AC

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"CITY OF LIGHT" at the Columbian Exposition at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair was powered by 12 1,000-horsepower AC generators of Tesla's design. The 27 million visitors came away...

Tesla Westinghouse A.C. switchboard used to power the fairgrounds

Tesla Westinghouse A.C. switchboard used to power the fairgrounds

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Westinghouse A.C. switchboard used to power the fairgrounds.
Primary Westinghouse A.C. polyphase generator used to power the fair

Primary Westinghouse A.C. polyphase generator used to power the fair

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Primary Westinghouse A.C. polyphase generator used to power the fair.

Tesla Westinghouse generating equipment used to power trolleys at World's Fair

Tesla Westinghouse generating equipment used to power trolleys at World's Fair

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Westinghouse generating equipment used to power trolleys.

The Westinghouse (Sawyer-Man) "stopper lamp" used at the World's Fair

The Westinghouse (Sawyer-Man) "stopper lamp" used at the World's Fair

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The Westinghouse (Sawyer-Man) "stopper lamp."