MAY CONTAIN NUTS
SHORPY
HOME
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • VINTAGE ALASKA, c. 1920s

Wireless Telegraph: 1920

Wireless Telegraph: 1920

"Amateur Wireless Station" with headset circa 1920. Note photo of the young operator. View full size. 5x7 glass negative, George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Who is this op?

He looks like one of the guys in the old photos of Marconi ops -- like on Titanic, etc.

Operator ID

That operator looks vaguely familiar. Either I've seen this photo before or the operator is famous.

I believe the operator is F.E. Handy, W1BDI, well known ARRL headquarters communications manager. There is a much later (1942) photo of him on the cover of the April, 1989 issue of QST.

Professional looking installation.

From Such Humble Beginnings...

...grew broadcasting and other radio services which we know today.

Excellent photo. :)

Hand-drawn spark

The hand-drawn spark scratched into the negative is kinda cool.

Syndicate content  Shorpy.com is a vintage photography site featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. Contact us | Privacy policy | Site © 2019 Shorpy Inc.