Maude Adams with Incandescent Lamps, 1922

General Electric Company1922

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science
Schenectady, United States

Broadway actress Maude Adams poses with a 25 Watt Mazda lamp and 30 kilowatt incandescent lamp. After Maude Adams retired from acting, she came to Schenectady to work with the General Electric Illuminating Engineering Laboratory on developing new lighting for theaters. The 30 kW lamp was developed by Adams in conjunction with the laboratory was used in theaters and airports.


  • Title: Maude Adams with Incandescent Lamps, 1922
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1922
  • Location: Schenectady - Schenectady County - New York
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Women; Electric lighting; Research; General Electric Company. Lamp Department; Adams, Maude, 1872-1953
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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