This scrapbook covers the period October 1881-January 1882 and contains articles and illustrations relating to Edison's exhibit at the Paris Electrical Exhibition of 1881. Other clippings describe the Edison electric light and the construction of the Pearl Street central station in New York City. There is also a technical note by Edison pertaining to lamp improvements and an article by John W. Howell entitled "Economy of Electric Lighting by Incandescence." Some of the clippings are in French and German. The front cover is labeled "Oct 19th/81 No. 2." The spine is labeled "Oct to Dec 1881" and "1713 1964". The book contains approximately 200 unnumbered pages. The clippings are individually numbered 1713-1964. Courtesy of Thomas Edison National Historical Park.