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Jersey City Downtown
What did the stamp say to the Christmas card?
Stick with me and we’ll go places!
Interesting Fact: The first known electrically illuminated Christmas tree was the creation of Edward H. Johnson, an associate of inventor Thomas Edison. While he was vice president of the Edison Electric Light Company, a predecessor of today’s Con Edison electric utility, he had Christmas tree light bulbs especially made for him. He proudly displayed his Christmas tree, which was hand-wired with 80 red, white and blue electric incandescent light bulbs the size of walnuts, on December 22, 1882 at his home on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Local newspapers ignored the story, seeing it as a publicity stunt. However, it was published by a Detroit newspaper reporter, and Johnson has become widely regarded as the Father of Electric Christmas Tree Lights. By 1900, businesses started stringing up Christmas lights behind their windows. Christmas lights were too expensive for the average person; as such, electric Christmas lights did not become the majority replacement for candles until 1930. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_lights#History )
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Marvelous image! I love the Santa hat on your watermark, too. May you and yours have a Blessed Christmas.
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Lovely photo. A little sticky on the joke.
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Beautiful! Enjoy your holidays!
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Such a beautiful picture. And thanks for the great history of electrically lighted Christmas trees. I had never given it much thought, but that was fascinating. Thank you, and Merry Christmas to you and your family.
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You as well. Merry Christmas!
Christmas lights were so much more ‘exciting’ to work on when the bulbs were all carrying mains voltage..🤪
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