Portrait of Vladimir. K. Zworykin, 1930-1950

Summary

Vladimir Zworykin was an early pioneer of television development, employed by Westinghouse and the Radio Corporation of America. Zworykin's iconoscope and kinescope picture tubes were breakthroughs in television history. Together they allowed electronic television to become a viable technology. Zworykin also headed the creation of the electron microscope and infrared tubes used in night vision "sniperscopes" during WWII.

Vladimir Zworykin was an early pioneer of television development, employed by Westinghouse and the Radio Corporation of America. Zworykin's iconoscope and kinescope picture tubes were breakthroughs in television history. Together they allowed electronic television to become a viable technology. Zworykin also headed the creation of the electron microscope and infrared tubes used in night vision "sniperscopes" during WWII.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

1930-1950

Creators

Unknown

Collection Title

Museum Vertical File 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2013.0.48.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 10 in

Width: 8 in

Inscriptions

Stamp from THE HENRY FORD MUSEUM with B Neg. No. on verso.

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