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Title
Electric Tower at Night
Creator
Frankish & Smart
Date Created and/or Issued
1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
circa 1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915
Publication Information
E.H. Baker
Contributing Institution
San José Public Library. California Room
Collection
Historic Postcard Collection
Rights Information
Material in the public domain. No restrictions on use. For more information on copyright or permissions for this image, please contact the California Room: http://sjlibrary.org/research/special/ca/contacts_index.htm
Description
Night view of the Electric Light Tower which stood at the intersection of Market and Santa Clara Streets. Powerful electric lamps shine from the top of the tower, while hundreds of small lights outline the tower's structural supports, giving the tower the look of a Christmas Tree. Just visible in the foreground are street railway tracks. The 207 foot tower was built in 1881 with the purpose of providing electric light illumination for all of downtown San Jose. The tower collapsed during a storm in 1915 and was never rebuilt.
Type
image
Format
image/jpeg2000
Scanned with Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner as a 600 dpi TIFF image and 16-bit Grayscale. Compressed to JPEG format using Photoshop CS2.
Extent
5.5 x 3.5 in.
Identifier
http://digitalcollections.sjlibrary.org/cdm/ref/collection/sjplpc/id/195
Language
English
Subject
Towers
Lighting
Night photographs
Place
San Jose
California
Source
Historic Postcard Collection

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