Vintage Christmas Lights
Christmas tree lighting dates to 18th-century Germany, when wax was melted to tree branches to hold candles to illuminate specific ornaments. The Christmas tree, however, didn't become a widespread tradition until the early 19th century, growing in popularity in the United Kingdom and the United States between the 1840s and 1870s. Not surprisingly, the lit candles on the trees proved to be a fire hazard. Thomas Edison patented the light...