The original cover art for Margaret Cheney's Tesla - Man out of Time
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February 24th, 1893: Tesla Lectures In Philadelphia

"On Light and Other High Frequency Phenomena" lecture is given before the Franklin Institute of Philadelphia.

March 1st, 1893: Tesla Lectures In St. Louis

"On Light and Other High Frequency Phenomena" lecture is given before the National Electric Light Association in St. Louis, Missouri.

May 1st, 1893: Columbian Exposition

In 1892 George Westinghouse won the contract to power the Columbian Exposition. The Westinghouse company, with Tesla's guidance, built a power system for the exposition that produced three times more energy than was being utilized by the entire remainder of Chicago. Tesla had a large display including phosphorescent lighting (a precursor to fluorescent lamps) powered without wires by high-frequency fields and the Egg of Columbus. The success of the Tesla Polyphase System installed at the exposition ensured Westinghouse would be selected to harness Niagara.

August 25th, 1893: Tesla Lectures In Chicago

"Mechanical and Electrical Oscillators" lecture is given before the members of the International Electrical Congress at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois.

October 24th, 1893: Niagara Contract Awarded

Westinghouse is awarded the initial Niagara Falls contract signifying the end of "The War of the Currents."

The spectacular "City of Light" at the Columbian Exposition.
The spectacular "City of Light" at the Columbian Exposition.
The spectacular "City of Light" at the Columbian Exposition. The Westinghouse (Sawyer-Man) "stopper lamp." The original Franklin Institute of Philadelphia. Tesla's display at the Columbian Exposition. The "Electricity Hall" of the Columbian Exposition. Primary Westinghouse A.C. polyphase generator used to power the fair. An admission ticket to the Columbian Exposition. The lecture hall of the Franklin Institute. Westinghouse A.C. switchboard used to power the fairgrounds. The Niagara Commission, led by the renowned Lord Kelvin. Westinghouse generating equipment used to power trolleys.