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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison and the sound of electricity

Join us at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, where we’re examining this painting of Thomas Edison as part of our Smithsonian Treasures project. Painted during Thomas Alva Edison’s visit to Paris for the Universal Exposition of 1889, Abraham A. Anderson’s portrait depicts the wealthy entrepreneur at the height of his

Sirens in New York: photo by Constante Ken Lim on Unsplash

Sirens on the streets of New York

A classic NYC sound – the sirens of a fire truck trying to get through traffic, accompanied later by a police car. The sounds of sirens are reflected across the whole of Manhattan by the vast concrete and glass surfaces of the skyscrapers, so their already-impressive sounds resonate even further