Atmospheric Electricity?I will believe this one when I see it, but what kind of decorations are these? You can clearly see wires attached to the rods on the railing. The Radio was not out until 1895. This is 1884. Lightning rods on the safety railing? Probably not. Than what are those? Those two vases next to the railing look familiar to some, I bet. We see them next to ancient fireplaces a lot.
And what do you think this little thing is?
The above was extracted from: Norumbega: Washington Monument and the Roman Empire. Took it out to see if we can figure out what those spires with wires are.