Filming Television Show with Henry Ford's "Kitchen Sink" Engine, Ford Exposition, New York World's Fair, 1939

Summary

Americans first experienced television in 1939, when RCA telecast the opening ceremonies of the New York World's Fair. Television fit the exposition's "Building the World of Tomorrow" theme, and fairgoers could view manufacturer demonstrations throughout the exposition. Ford Motor Company employed the novel technology, filming shows for viewing in Ford exhibit building lounges.

Americans first experienced television in 1939, when RCA telecast the opening ceremonies of the New York World's Fair. Television fit the exposition's "Building the World of Tomorrow" theme, and fairgoers could view manufacturer demonstrations throughout the exposition. Ford Motor Company employed the novel technology, filming shows for viewing in Ford exhibit building lounges.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

19 October 1939

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.232.1409

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 7.5 in

Width: 11 in

Inscriptions

verso: 1348

Henry Ford's "Kitchen Sink" Engine, 1893

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