Dimming the Lights

Harry Neilson, with the Street Light Division of the Tacoma Light Department, is putting a cardboard disc inside the top of one of the city's lighting fixtures. In October of 1942, Tacoma was attempting to cut down on the sky glow over Tacoma to meet the army's new dim-out rules. Ornamental street lights in large cities were one of the biggest obstacles to successful dim-outs during WWII.

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