Today in History–September 20–the Library of Congress features Elisah Graves Otis and his elevator, the first of which he sold on this day in 1853. Otis’ patented automatic safety break helped pave the way for the modern skyscraper. Find out more by reviewing the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related resources.
Otis Opened Elevator Factory from America’s Library
The Good Sport 1918 film
Elevator Music In the Muse blog post September 21, 2010