The virtues of electric appliances described in verse and pictures, 1916

The Electrical House that Jack Built


The Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co. published this pamphlet in 1916 to show how electrical appliances were transforming life in the home. Written in verse to parody the well-known nursery rhyme and illustrated with drawings resembling children's books of the period, it celebrates the convenience, comfort and health enjoyed by users of electrical appliances. Among those pictured are an electric iron, coffee maker, heater, vacuum cleaner, and clothes washer, as well as electric lights.


Related Topics: Industrialization and Urbanization
The Introduction of Electrical Power
Creator: Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co.
Pub Data: Milwaukee: Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co., 1916.
Citation: Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co. The Electrical house that Jack built. (Milwaukee, Wis. : Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co., 1916). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1005; Visited on: 11/24/2014
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