The Edison float "Electra" in the 1892 Columbus Day parade in New York City offered a heroic vision of the electrician and his heavenly troops triumphant over powerful earthly forces. R. F. Outcault, the artist, worked as an illustrator for Edison and for Electrical World prior to cartooning for Pulitzer and Hearst.

From Wonder shows: performing science, magic, and religion in America by Fred Nadis

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    1. The Edison float "Electra" in the 1892 Columbus Day parade in New York City offered a heroic vision of the electrician and his heavenly troops triumphant over powerful earthly forces. R. F. Outcault, the artist, worked as an illustrator for Edison and for Electrical World prior to cartooning for Pulitzer and Hearst.