Thursday, July 18, 2013

Successful Attempt to See by Wireless

This haunting image, taken from the Graphic of 28 February 1925, depicts one of John Logie Baird's earlier attempts at television. This apparatus was capable only of transmitting a sort of harshly-outlined silhouette of its subject, a thing Baird referred to as a "shadowgraph." Baird did not perfect the transmission of the image of a human face illuminated via reflective light until about a year after this article was published, on 27 January 1926.

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