|Title||[Night view of Temple of Music, Pan-American Exposition]|
|Object Name||Negative, Glass-plate|
|Photographer||Austen, E. Alice|
|Collection||Alice Austen Photograph Collection|
Original glass plate negative. Night view of the Temple of Music, with surrounding buildings and fountain, illuminated by electric lights at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York.
(Keywords: Early Twentieth Century)
|Film Size||4 x 5|
|Ownership and History||
Alice Austen took more than 130 photographs on her visit to the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, including several nighttime photos.
An article published in the Scientific American Supplement in 1901 extolled the beauty of the electric lighting at the Pan-American Exposition: "...The great advance made in methods of electric lighting during the past decade renders it possible to effect an illumination at the Pan-American more beautiful, more glorious, more wonderful, than anything heretofore conceived or even dreamed of by the human imagination, unless in flights of poetic fancy describing the divine illumination of the New Jerusalem..."
|Lexicon Sub-category||Documentary Artifact|
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