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Commercial Landscape

David E. Nye

in American Illuminations: Urban Lighting, 1800-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037419
eISBN:
9780262344784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037419.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Painted advertising signs were common in the eighteenth century, supplemented by illuminated gas signs in the nineteenth century. But electric signs proved ideal for commercial lighting, because they ... More


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