Splendidly Quotes (1 quote)
The mercury light doesn't show red. It makes the blood in your skin look blue-black. But see how splendidly it brings out the green in the plants.
From George MacAdam, 'Steinmetz, Electricity's Mastermind, Enters Politics', New York Times (2 Nov 1913), SM3. Answering the reporters question about why he lit the cactus collection in his conservatory with the blue light from a mercury lamp, which makes a man look like a corpse.