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It's Complicated: 1906

It's Complicated: 1906

"Start of super heating union. [Inventor Charles S.L. Baker and another man, possibly his brother Peter, standing behind heating (radiator) system.]" Photo by Bode, Fifth and Felix Streets, St. Joseph, Missouri. Copyright by Charles S.L. Baker, Feb. 12, 1906. View full size.

 

Weather Center: 1941

Weather Center: 1941

July 1941. "Municipal airport, Washington, D.C. -- In the teletype room, where weather data and other information is constantly being received." Photo by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Heavy Lifter: 1906

Heavy Lifter: 1906

Calumet, Michigan, circa 1906. "Copper mining. Hoisting engine, Tamarack No. 5 Shaft." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Battle Stations: 1942

Battle Stations: 1942

November 12, 1942. "Jap radio tuned in on U.S. -- Marine communicators found this radio set which was left behind by the Japs on Guadalcanal, and use it to listen in on U.S. broadcasts in their leisure time. The Marines are (left to right) Cpl. James Shadduck, Pvt. Alex N. Incinelli, Pvt. Robert Galer, Cpl. Sidney B. Land and Pvt. Arthur D. Roda, and part of their job is to see that the messages get through." New York World-Telegram & Sun newsphoto. View full size.

 

Televisionary: 1923

Televisionary: 1923

Washington, D.C., 1923. "Inventor C. Francis Jenkins with most recent invention, radio camera with which it will be possible to send pictures by wireless. He hopes to be able to broadcast moving pictures of national events to distant cities immediately after they are photographed." The Jenkins Radio-Picture Transmitter with "prismatic rings." Click here for more electro-mechanical television photos. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Captain Kinescope: 1929

Captain Kinescope: 1929

        UPDATE: "Pioneer television inventor (Dr. C. Francis Jenkins, not pictured) opens new radio movie broadcasting station. Laboratory assistant Paul Thomsen examining machine made to broadcast motion pictures by radio." More photos here.

Washington, D.C. July or August 1929. "NO CAPTION" is all it says on this Harris & Ewing glass negative with an audiovisual vibe. Who can help us fill in the blanks? View full size.

 

Ready Player One: 1940

Ready Player One: 1940

November 1940. Ansonia, Connecticut. "Taking a temperature reading in the foundry at the Farrell-Birmingham Corporation." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

Sky Chief: 1941

Sky Chief: 1941

July 1941. "Working on an engine of one of the airliners. Municipal airport, Washington, D.C." Acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Well-Received: 1929

Well-Received: 1929

Washington, D.C., 1929. "Radio with wire-loop antenna." Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hooked Up: 1923

Hooked Up: 1923

New York, 1923. "Miss Sylvia B. Fisch listening in to a radio program." Photo by Morris Rosenfeld. View full size.

 

Yesterday's Headlines: 1941

Yesterday's Headlines: 1941

June 1941. "Mr. Cary Williams, editor of the Greensboro Herald Journal, a newspaper in Greensboro, Georgia." Spitting hot lead at an ancient Linotype machine. Note the custom-fitted ergonomic back support and whittled-down chair. Medium format negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

R.R. Control Tower: 1940

R.R. Control Tower: 1940

September 1940. "Mr. T.J. Long, president of the Tri-County Farmers Co-op Market in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, at his work in a railroad tower near Du Bois." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Miracle Dishwasher: 1959

Miracle Dishwasher: 1959

        Press a button, and the dishwasher “walks” an electronic track to the dining table. Kitchen also has a robot floor cleaner and automatically adjustable sinks. By pressing buttons, Anne can prepare a complete meal without leaving the kitchen’s control panel.

March 1959. "Home economist Anne Anderson demonstrating appliances and features of RCA-Whirlpool 'Miracle Kitchen of the Future,' a display at the American National Exhibition in Moscow." Kodachrome by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article "What the Russians Will See." View full size.

 

Flying Wing: 1948

Flying Wing: 1948

1948. "Aerial view of U.S. Air Force's 100-ton Northrop Flying Wing YB-49 jet bomber in flight. Northrop Aircraft Inc., Hawthorne, California." View full size.

 

Cafe Jetson: 1959

Cafe Jetson: 1959

        "The Planning Center -- this is the heart and the brain of the RCA-Whirlpool Miracle Kitchen. For example, there's a button that turns on a built-in color television set that brings entertainment into your Miracle Kitchen of the future. Other buttons select recipes, request an inventory of food stock, select food from storage, or complete the automatic meal from the Magic Meal Maker."

March 1959. "Home economist Anne Anderson demonstrating appliances and features of RCA-Whirlpool 'Miracle Kitchen of the Future,' a display at the American National Exhibition in Moscow." Kodachrome by Bob Lerner for the Look magazine article "What the Russians Will See." View full size.

 
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