• Short Summary

    THE CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION -- THE BIG ANNUAL EVENT IN TORONTO -- HAS HAD MANY FIRSTS IN ITS EIGHT-FOUR YEARS OF EXISTENCE.

  • Description

    THE CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION -- THE BIG ANNUAL EVENT IN TORONTO -- HAS HAD MANY FIRSTS IN ITS EIGHT-FOUR YEARS OF EXISTENCE.AND AMONG THEM WAS THE DAY IN 1884 WHEN THOMAS EDISON WAS ON THE GROUNDS FOR THE PERSONAL SUPERVISION OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF CANADA'S FIRST ELECTRIC RAILWAY.MR EDISON ALSO DEMONSTRATED THE ELECTRIC LIGHT BULB, WHICH HE HAS PERFECTED, AND WHICH TODAY IS HIS BEST KNOWN WORK.THE CNE BECAME THE FIRST FAIRGROUNDS IN THE WORLD TO BE LIT BY ELECTRICITY.EDISON WAS HONOURED ON ELECTRICAL DAY AT THE EXHIBITION.

    THE FIRST MIDWAY LIGHTS WERE GAS LAMPS, BUT THE LIGHTING HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE THEN.IN RECENT YEARS, FLUORESCENT LIGHT HAS ADDED COLOUR AND GLAMOUR TO THE GLARE OF THE MIDWAY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3F9CH1UZM53KM558K2HYLA7L
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3F9CH1UZM53KM558K2HYLA7L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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