Below is an illustration featuring Ike, Samuel, and the Navy Admiral examining an Edison Dynamo generator that was going to be utilized as the power source for the White House.
The challenging thing about this project was finding the right image to base this illustration off of. I’m not an electrical expert, especially of antique electrical systems. I had no idea what in the world this thing should look like. After googling “antique generator” I came across several images of generators. Not knowing exactly which ones were historically accurate, I came up with this design.
However, we later discovered an obscure product sales sheet of an Edison Dynamo from around 1890, and realized that this drawing, though I spent a fair amount of time perfecting the perspective, was wrong. It would have to be redone, with the correct Dynamo image.
Sometimes that’s just the way it goes in this industry. It has to be right, so that’s what I did.