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Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

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Dish Network: 1931

Dish Network: 1931

Washington, D.C., 1931. "National Broadcasting Co." A parabolic microphone, maybe, or high-tech salad bowl. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

Flow Master: 1940

Flow Master: 1940

September 1940. "Control room, waterworks. Conduit Road, Washington, D.C." Photo by Edwin Rosskam, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

KTLA-Bomb: 1952

KTLA-Bomb: 1952

1952. "Journalists standing in front of a KTLA television truck at Camp Mercury Proving Grounds; present to record an atomic bomb detonation in the Nevada desert." Photo by Maurice Terrell for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Radio Ward: 1924

Radio Ward: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. GI tunes: "Walter Reed Hospital. Scene in ward where the bed of every soldier is equipped with a set of radio earphones. This is the first hospital in the country to be completely equipped." View full size.

 

Hello Up There: 1929

Hello Up There: 1929

Washington, D.C. "Prof. H.E. Burton, 8/5/29." A Star Search matinee. National Photo Company Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Radio-Vision: 1925

Radio-Vision: 1925

More on Dr. Jenkins here and here.

1925. "Motion pictures by radio are very near, predicts C. Francis Jenkins, who has designed this small radio-vision receiving set for use in the home. It is only a few inches square and is attached to the regular radio receiving set. A miniature motion picture screen is placed on the wall of your home, as shown in this photo. The first of this machine to be made. The photo was taken in Mr. Jenkins's laboratory at Washington, D.C." Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

 

In the Groove: 1940

In the Groove: 1940

1940. "Lana Turner and Artie Shaw with audio recording system in their Beverly Hills Home." Possibly rehearsing a movie script. Photo by Earl Theisen for the Look magazine article "Lana Turner and Artie Shaw at Home." View full size.

 
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