Outdoor Lights

In 1882 Edward H. Johnson, who worked for Thomas Edison’s Illumination Company used “80 small red, white and blue electric bulbs, strung together along a single power cord, to light the Christmas tree in his New York home” This was the first ever use of electric lights in a Christmas tree. In 1895 President Grover Cleveland ordered the electric lights for the White House tree. By 1903 General Electric began selling Christmas-light kits for wide spread domestic consumption.*

Holiday electric lighting has come a long way from its humble beginnings just a century ago. Some of my favorite winter light are found across Europe. The first Chrismas I spent in Paris I was awestruck. Below are some of my favorite images. Just click on your favorite image to see an enlarged more detailed picture.


2 comments on “Outdoor Lights

  1. Le Roy

    Beautiful pictures.

  2. Krista