Portrait of Nikola Tesla, circa 1895

Summary

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) is one of the greatest figures in the history of electrical power and telecommunications. His alternating current induction motor and pioneering work with polyphase electricity were fundamental to the development of today's electric power grid systems. Tesla's later experiments explored high frequency electricity, radio wave technology and wireless transmission of energy.

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) is one of the greatest figures in the history of electrical power and telecommunications. His alternating current induction motor and pioneering work with polyphase electricity were fundamental to the development of today's electric power grid systems. Tesla's later experiments explored high frequency electricity, radio wave technology and wireless transmission of energy.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

circa 1895

Creators

Unknown

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

79.74.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Matting (Supporting)
Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in  (Mat opening)

Width: 7.5 in  (Mat opening)

Inscriptions

On front: Nikola Tesla

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