Dr. Zworykin's Secret Experimental RCA Photos
May 3, 2010 7:56 PM   Subscribe

The Personal Photographs of Dr. Vladimir Kosma Zworykin, Television Pioneer. The screen images are time exposure photographs of the picture on the kinescope in the monitoring rack in the main control room. Some were taken with stationary frames of moving picture film projected upon the iconoscope by a standard moving picture machine. Others are actually the pictures transmitted with the iconoscope camera in the studio and outdoors.
posted by tellurian (9 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
And here we see the extreme opposite of Flash photo sites: "click here to see" links without tumbnails.
posted by Threeway Handshake at 8:03 PM on May 3, 2010

That page is about as old as the photos linked from it. It's even got webring links and a guestbook.
posted by elmwood at 8:13 PM on May 3, 2010

Did anybody else immediately imagine hearing the text in an old-timey announcer's voice?
posted by frobozz at 8:22 PM on May 3, 2010

The Iconoscope Camera Tube portraits are quite striking. My favorites: Click here to see, click here to see, click here to see.
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot at 8:28 PM on May 3, 2010 [2 favorites]

You know who else was a television pioneer? Click here to see.
posted by Someday Bum at 8:40 PM on May 3, 2010 [1 favorite]

Also, I like the photos.
posted by Someday Bum at 8:40 PM on May 3, 2010

You know who was a great television pioneer? Philo T. Farnsworth, that's who. He's great because he was a television pioneer, but also because his name was Philo T. Farnsworth.
posted by twoleftfeet at 9:22 PM on May 3, 2010 [2 favorites]

Well, twoleftfeet beat me to the punch, but here, for your reading pleasure, is another Philo T. Farnsworth link. Zworykin's iconoscope would've been nothing without Farnsworth's image dissector.

so were all TV pioneer websites designed in the 90s?
posted by DiscourseMarker at 9:29 PM on May 3, 2010

Old though the page may be, it's still a great find. Thanks, tellurian!
posted by Thorzdad at 4:32 AM on May 4, 2010

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