Nikola Tesla’s electrical discharge (1899) (Famous Works)


Photographer Dickenson Alley (Century Magazine) created this multiple exposure in 1899 of Nikola Tesla (Serbian-American physicist; 10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) sitting in his Colorado Springs laboratory with his “magnifying transmitter” generating millions of volts. The 7-metre (23 ft) long arcs were not part of the normal operation, but only produced for effect by rapidly cycling the power switch.