Portrait of Nikola Tesla, 1933

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

Date Made

13 October 1933

Subject Date

06 January 1934

Creators

Sarony 

Place of Creation

United States, New York, New York 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

34.663.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Nikola Tesla.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 9.75 in

Width: 7.75 in

Inscriptions

Handwritten on front, below image: COMPLIMENTS FROM NIKOLA TESLA N.Y. JAN. 6, 1934 On front, lower right corner of image: Sarony N.Y. Oct 13, 1933

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