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The Story of Light and Mankind

Holland, 1954 (MIFF 1955, The World Around Us)

Made for the General Electric Company to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the invention of the incandescent lamp by Edison, this film traces the advancement man has made in artificial lighting from earliest time to the present day.

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