In 1905, Portland hosted Lewis and Clark exposition the World Fair(at the Gail lake North West industrial area near Montgomery park). Few years back, Thomas Edison invented light ball.
This is the first time in Portland used in public place. Locals were mystified by it.
“this is the fairly-land of lights all way to the night……” 1905
article from the Oregonian.
the scene capture the harpist back ground of the grand staircase.
Original water-color painting by tokiko Anderson