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Authors : Frederick B. Nightingale (1885-195?)
Date of publication : 1920-21
Publisher : Frederick B. Nightingale, China
Description : OVERVIEW OF THE ARCHIVE These  one hundred thirty one stereo photographs, all black and white and all 3 1/2” x 7”, were taken by F.B. Nightingale in 1920 and 1921 in China.   He took photographs in Changan (2), Hangchow (45), Harmen (3), Ningpo (1), Palawoo (1), Pu-Tu (14), Shanghai (12), and Soochow (53).  Thus he was probably based in Soochow.  As far as we are aware these photographs were made for Mr. Nightingale`s private use-they were not  published.He identified the subject, noted the location, and made lengthy comments in manuscript on the verso of every stereo photograph.  He signed his manuscript comments with his initials (FBN) and dated them as to year.  There is some internal evidence which suggests that Mr. Nightingale was an American.  There is, however, a reference in the King’s College Archives, Cambridge University, to an F.B. Nightingale who did a specifications document.  Consequently Mr. Nightingale may be a British subject. Research on the names of the people named on the verso of some photographs may help to clarify his nationality.  Further research is needed also to determine Mr. Nightingale`s background.The condition is fine unless otherwise noted, with images crisp and clear.   Mr. Nightingale was clearly an excellent photographer.   Minor marks or minor wear at the corners of the mounts not affecting the images are not mentioned.Based on his comments it seems that Mr. Nightingale was very knowledgeable about construction, engineering, and architecture. He was probably in China on a contract and took the opportunity while there to tour and take photographs.  The archive depicts numerous temples, tombs, ancient buildings, and works of art, many of which were probably destroyed during the Cultural Revolution when such edifices and art works  were targeted for destruction.   These pictures are also valuable as documentation of daily life and ac tivities which have been modified or lost to modernization and new technologies. Finally they reveal what was interesting to a westerner in the early twentieth century.Provenance: These stereos were bought at auction in Canada about 2004.  

Title : Two original images transmitted in 1925 by “Radiovision” by Charles Francis Jenkins and Visions by Radio book
Authors : JENKINS, Charles Francis ( 1867-1934)
Date of publication : 1925
Publisher : Photos C.F. Jenkings and book National Capital Press printer, Washington
Description : Two original images transmitted in 1925 by “Radiovision” by C. J. JenkinsJENKINS, Charles Francis (1867-1934)TWO OF THE FIRST IMAGES TRANSMITTED  BY C. FRANCIS JENKINS OVER RADIO WAVES USING  HIS MECHANICAL TELEVISION TECHNOLOGYStamped  by him on verso – originals laid into  his own copy of his book-illustrations in book after these. Unique and incredibly important in science and history of television.“Jenkins moved on to work on television. He published an article on "Motion Pictures by Wireless" in 1913, but it was not until 1923 that he transmitted moving silhouette images for witnesses, and it was June 13, 1925 that he publicly demonstrated synchronized transmission of pictures and sound. He was granted the U.S. patent No. 1,544,156 (Transmitting Pictures over Wireless) on June 30, 1925 (filed on March 13, 1922).” wikipediaTHE PHOTOGRAPHS Two original photographs which were laid in loosely at the pages where the image was reproduced in Vision By Radio.  Radio Photographs. Radio Photograms, 1925.  On page 17 it states: “ This and succeeding pages are examples of photographs received by radio from a distance by the Jenkins system, some of them from Washington to Philadelphia, and represent the best work done in 1922, 1923, and 1924. “At page 19:  4 1/2” x 2 13/16”, image 3 3/8” x 2 3/8”,  faint indentation of paper clip on bottom margin not affecting image. Verso stamped in purple ink: “  This photograph was sent /and received by Radio./  Jenkins Laboratories/Washington, D.C.”   Sybil Almand was on the staff of Jenkins Laboratories and, hence, was one of the first television researchers in the world.  She may have been the first woman involved in television research but this needs further research.At page 38:  2 13/16” x 3 7/16”, closed tear in bla nk space to right of text 5/8” long. ”.  Verso stamped in blue ink: “ This photograph was/ sent and received by Radio/ Time/Distance/Radio Pictures Corp./Washington, D.C.”  Manuscript inscription in black ink in C. Francis Jenkins’ hand: “ First/ Japanese Radio/ message in/ native characters/sig. Capt Kurado “  

If you have any information on these items, please contact Detective Constable Andrew Knevel (Badge #9104) at or  (905) 688-4111 ext.4244