The Late Hon Marchese Marconi

Made:
1934
photographer:
Douglas Arthur Spencer

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'The Late Hon. Marchese Marconi' A Vivex colour photograph of Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), taken by D.A.Spencer (1901-1979) in 1934
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford
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A Vivex colour photograph entitled 'The Late Hon. Marchese Marconi', taken by Dr Douglas A Spencer in 1934.

Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) was a pioneer of wireless telegraphy. He conducted his first experiments in Bologna in 1895, and in 1898 transmitted a radio signal across the English Channel. In 1901 he successfully transmitted a series of signals across the Atlantic, from Cornwall to Newfoundland, Canada, proving for the first time that long-distance radio communication was a practical possibility.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1990-5036/6071/31
type:
photograph
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
The Kodak Collection at the National Media Museum, Bradford

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