University of Illinois at Chicago Century of Progress World's Fair, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening experiment with his son. In 1752, Franklin flew a kite with a metal key attached during a thunderstorm to prove that lightening was made of electricity. Although European scientists were already conducting similar experiments with electricity, Franklin is credited as the first one to propose using a metal rod or some other conductor to draw off electricity from lightening. Franklin's scientific achievements won him the admiration of Enlightenment intellectuals in Europe and North America and secured his reputation as a leading scientist.]
[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening experiment with his son. In 1752, Franklin flew a kite with a metal key attached during a thunderstorm to prove that lightening was made of electricity. Although European scientists were already conducting similar experiments with electricity, Franklin is credited as the first one to propose using a metal rod or some other conductor to draw off electricity from lightening. Franklin's scientific achievements won him the admiration of Enlightenment intellectuals in Europe and North America and secured his reputation as a leading scientist.]
Title[Possible portrait of early American statesmen and inventor Ben Franklin conducting his famous lightening experiment with his son. In 1752, Franklin flew a kite with a metal key attached during a thunderstorm to prove that lightening was made of electricity. Although European scientists were already conducting similar experiments with electricity, Franklin is credited as the first one to propose using a metal rod or some other conductor to draw off electricity from lightening. Franklin's scientific achievements won him the admiration of Enlightenment intellectuals in Europe and North America and secured his reputation as a leading scientist.]
ContributorsCentury of Progress International Exposition
Dateca. 1933-1934
CoverageChicago--Illinois--United States
SubjectStorms
Lightning
Clouds
Rain
Science
Kites (Scientific)
KeywordsFranklin, Benjamin; Early America; Colonial America
IdentifierCOP_17_0026_00000_015
Controlled VocabularyThesaurus for Graphic Materials
LanguageEnglish
Format2.75"x2"
TypePhotograph
Digital Formatimage/jpeg
SourceCentury of Progress Records, 1927-1952
CollectionImages of Progress: Views of a Century of Progress International Exposition, 1933-1934 (University of Illinois at Chicago)
RepositorySpecial Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library
RightsThis image may be used freely, with attribution, for research, study and educational purposes. For permission to publish, distribute, or use this image for any other purpose, please contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, 801 South Morgan St., Chicago, IL 60607. Phone: (312) 996-2742; email: lib-permissions@uic.edu.
Credit Line[Identifier], Century of Progress Records, 1927-1952, University of Illinois at Chicago Library.
PurchasePH08-364
SponsorshipFunded by a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awarded by the Illinois State Library under Jesse White; Secretary of State.
Capture DateJuly 2008
Capture DeviceEpson Expression 10000 XL
Resolution800 DPI
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