Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Benjamin Franklin's experiment flying kite during thunderstorm

June 10, 1752, Benjamin Franklin flying a kite during a thunderstorm collects a charge in a Leyden jar when the kite is struck by lightning.

Franklin's experiment, June 1752: Demonstrating the identity of lightning and electricty, from which he invented the lightning rod.

Creator(s): Currier & Ives., Date Created / Published: New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1876. Medium: 1 print : lithograph. Reproduction Number: LC-USZC2-2364 (color film copy slide) LC-USZ62-1433 (b&w film copy neg.) Call Number: PGA - Currier & Ives--Franklin's experiment ... (A size) [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA.

Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonné / compiled by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 2305


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