David Sarnoff (1891-1971) as Seen by TV Viewers at the 1939 World's Fair

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2011-2216]

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

Date: 1939

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2011-2216

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Summary

David Sarnoff (1891-1971), President of the Radio Corporation of America, was televised April 20th as he delivered a speech dedicating RCA Exhibit Building at New York World's Fair. Newspaper men witnessed the dedication in the RCA Building, Radio City, eight miles from the actual scene of events. The RCA exhibit is devoted mainly to a demonstration of television, which becomes available to the public on April 30th.

Subject

  • Sarnoff, David 1891-1971
  • Radio Corporation of America
  • New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New York, N.Y.)

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2011-2216

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520

Date

  • 1939
  • 4/20/1939

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Topic

Television

Form/Genre

Black-and-white photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2011-2216]

Physical description

10.33 x 8.10;

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