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INVENTIONS & I N N O VAT I O N S T H AT C H A N G E D T H E W O R L D

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George Grantham Bain The Dictograph: An Electronic Eavesdropping Device - The Unseen Listener to Secret Conversations 1911 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 6“ x 4“ $800

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Kadel & Herbert The Ascent of the Balloon “Grandenwitz” Accompanied by and Under Control of Aeroplane 1925 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 6.5“ x 4.75“ $800

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Anonymous “Charles Lindbergh, airmail ace, comes out of the west and flies alone to Paris in record time” 1927 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 7.25“ x 9.5“ $1,000

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Dr. Robert van de Graaff designs the giant electrostatic generator. The machine will be used to split atoms.” 1933 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 8.5“ x 6.75“ $1,250

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Sovfoto “Russia boasts that she owns the smallest electrical motor ever built” 1935 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 6“ x 7.25“ $750

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Acme Newspictures Robot Bank Teller: “The ‘Recordak,’ mechanical bank teller which receives deposits of checks and records them photographically.” 1937 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 6.5“ x 8.5“ $750

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NBC Photo NBC & RCA Experiment in American Television Transmitted from a Television Station Covers a Radius of Fifty Miles in the Metropolitan Area 1937 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 7.5“ x 9.25“ $3,500

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NBC Photo Television Launched: The First Broadcast Aired, David Sarnoff Announcing “The birth in this country of a new art” at the 1939 World’s Fair April 27, 1939 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 10.25“ x 7.25” $3,500

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University of Minnesota Scientific Discovery May Revolutionize the World: Dr. Alfred Nier Isolated the Natural Radio-Active Substance “U-235” Which Explodes with a Force 30,000,000 Times that of TNT 1940 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 7.5“ x 5.5“ $1,500

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Anonymous Press Photo 4 Million Volt Atom Smasher: Professor R. G. Herb Shown Inside July 26, 1945 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 9.75“ x 7.5“ $1,000

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US Navy Photo The Highest Aerial Photograph Ever Taken: Made from a V2 Rocket, Showing the Earth’s Curvature 1947 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 8.25“ x 6.5“ $1,200

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12 Bell Telephone Laboratories “A means for endowing modern computers, or ‘thinking machines,’ with a whole new faculty the ability not only to detect their own mistakes but actually to correct them - has been developed... The discovery is regarded as one of the most important and fundamental advances in computer techniques since the development of these powerful scientific tools.” 1950 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 7.5“ x 9.5“ $800 13

General Electric Company Sound Waves With a Frequency of Nearly 3,000,000 Cycles Per Second. This Solid Column of Water Conducts the Ultra-Sonic Waves. Taken with a High Speed Photo-Flash. 1949 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 7.75“ x 9.5“ $1,250

14 Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company “Test windows used by Pittsburgh Plate were glazed with Flexseal Bomb Glass in the upper right and lower left sections and double strength window glass in the other two sections. The window glass was blown to bits but the bomb glass opened on pattern, remaining intact.” 1951 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 9.5“ x 7.5“ $800

K E I T H D E L E L L I S G A L L E R Y - 1 0 4 5 M a d i s o n A v e n u e # 3 , N e w Yo r k , N Y 1 0 0 7 5 - 2 1 2 - 3 2 7 - 1 4 8 2 - w w w. k e i t h d e l e l l i s g a l l e r y. c o m - k e i t h @ k e i t h d e l e l l i s g a l l e r y. c o m


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15 Bell Telephone Laboratories “The pattern of sound waves, photographed by scientists at Bell Telephone Laboratories. The technique is expected to provide a highly useful means for studying the sound wave field and microwave radio patterns.” 1950 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 6.75“ x 9.5“ $1,250

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Acme Newspictures “A new electronic device that permits putting moving pictures on tape.” 1951 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 5.5“ x 8.5“ $1,000

17 Bell Telephone Laboratories “Bell Telephone Laboratories’ new ultra high-frequency transistor, much smaller than a man’s fingernail, can increase an original electrical impulse a thousand-fold. Scientists foresee the use of the device in the family TV set, the transcontinental radio relay system, portable radio sets, submarine telephone and television cables.” 1954 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 7.75“ x 9.5“ $1,250

K E I T H D E L E L L I S G A L L E R Y - 1 0 4 5 M a d i s o n A v e n u e # 3 , N e w Yo r k , N Y 1 0 0 7 5 - 2 1 2 - 3 2 7 - 1 4 8 2 - w w w. k e i t h d e l e l l i s g a l l e r y. c o m - k e i t h @ k e i t h d e l e l l i s g a l l e r y. c o m


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United Press Photo Atomic Clock: “The world’s most accurate timing device invented at Columbia University by Professor Charles H. Townes with the assistance of Dr. J. P. Gordon. Called the “MASER” (short for Microwave Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation).” 1955 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 6.5“ x 8.5“ $1,250

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Bell Telephone Laboratories “‘TRADIC,’ a new digital computer developed for the U.S. Air Force by Bell Telephone Laboratories, contains nearly 800 transistors instead of vacuum tubes. Transistors, completely cold, high efficient amplifying devices, enable the machine to operate on less than 100 watts - one-twentieth of the power needed by comparable vacuum tube computers.” 1955 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 8“ x 6.75“ $1,250

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Bell Telephone Laboratories “The laboratory model of TRADIC, Bell Telephone Laboratories’ new electronic ‘brain,’ can provide answers to trigonometric problems with a series of ‘dots’ on an Oscilloscope. The dots of light move so rapidly that they actually appear to draw geometric diagrams on the scope. J. H. Felker, project engineer, operates the oscilloscope.” 1955 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 7.5“ x 7.75“ $1,250

K E I T H D E L E L L I S G A L L E R Y - 1 0 4 5 M a d i s o n A v e n u e # 3 , N e w Yo r k , N Y 1 0 0 7 5 - 2 1 2 - 3 2 7 - 1 4 8 2 - w w w. k e i t h d e l e l l i s g a l l e r y. c o m - k e i t h @ k e i t h d e l e l l i s g a l l e r y. c o m


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RCA Corporation New ‘Hear-See’ Tape Player Announced by RCA: “The new instrument can play pre-recorded black-and-white television selections from magnetic tape through any standard television receiver.” 1956 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 7.5“ x 8.5“ $1,000

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Electrolux Corporation “Cleaning via ‘Brain’: When the dust bag is full the brain simply makes one end of the machine pop open and it won’t operate again until a fresh bag is inserted.” 1956 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 8.25“ x 6.75“ $1,000

23 Westinghouse Electric Corp. “Scientists have taken a major step toward automatic manufacture of transistors and related semi-conductor devices” 1959 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 7.75“ x 9.5“ $800

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Illinois Institute of Technology The First Sun Powered Battery Operated Auto: Invented by Charles Escoffery, Developer of the Silicon Cell Panel 1960 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 9.5“ x 8.25“ $1,500

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Bell Telephone Laboratories Fiber Optics Innovation: “Donald R. Herriot of Bell Telephone Laboratories inspects vital element of new optical gas maser. This tube, containing neon and helium, is source of continuous stream of coherent light which may one day carry vast numbers of simultaneous telephone conversations and television programs” 1961 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 7.75“ x 9.75“ $1,250

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Bell Telephone Laboratories Evolution of a Satellite: “Satellite engineers John W. West, left, and Leif Rongved study the problems of satellite structure, surrounded by various developmental models of satellites. The structure held by Mr. Rongved is a frame for attaching electronic equipment inside the satellite. Their work is part of a program to develop long lasting satellites to relay communications across the oceans for ten years or more” 1961 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 9.75“ x 7.5“ $1,500

K E I T H D E L E L L I S G A L L E R Y - 1 0 4 5 M a d i s o n A v e n u e # 3 , N e w Yo r k , N Y 1 0 0 7 5 - 2 1 2 - 3 2 7 - 1 4 8 2 - w w w. k e i t h d e l e l l i s g a l l e r y. c o m - k e i t h @ k e i t h d e l e l l i s g a l l e r y. c o m


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27 RCA Semiconductor & Material Division “The tiny device at left is a multiple silicon switching diode, which has been developed by the RCA Semiconductor and Materials Division in Somerville, N.J., to help simplify computer design and manufacturing.” 1961 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 8.25“ x 6.5“ $1,250

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Penn State University The World’s First Clear Photo of Atoms: Made Possible by Dr. Erwin Muller, Inventor of the World’s Most Powerful Microscope 1962 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 9“ x 7.5“ $1,500

Newspaper Division Field Enterprises, Inc. “Chicago’s first simulated phone call via outer space...by Telstar satellite” 1962 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 9.25“ x 7.5“ $1,250

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30 Allegheny Steel Press Department “Moly Permalloy, a high permeability nickel alloy, is helping to assure correct answers from computing machines.” 1962 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 9.25“ x 7.5“ $800

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Bell Telephone Laboratories “Now you can carry your telephone with you: Model of the portable telephone is being used here by C. E. Paul of Bell Telephone Laboratories, New Jersey” c. 1967 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 10“ x 8“ $1,250

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Bell Telephone Laboratories Experimental Memory Device for Computers: The Latest in Style for the Storing of 64 Words of 30 Bits Per Word 1963 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 9.5“ x 7.5“ $1,000

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IBM “An example of why people are being displaced by automation is provided by this IBM 1460 Data Processing System. It can whip out 1,100 lines of information in one minute” 1964 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 9.5“ x 7.5“ $1,250

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Houston Methodist Hospital “This is the power unit for the artificial heart which is keeping 65-year-old Marcel DeRudder alive. A team of heart specialists headed by Dr. Michael DeBakey inserted the artificial heart into DeRudder during 5 hours of surgery 4/21 at Houston’s Methodist Hospital.” 1966 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 8.25“ x 5.75“ $1,000

35 Texas Heart Institute “The hands of Domingo Liotta hold the artificial heart that he was primarily responsible for developing. Made of silicone plastic and dacron, it is about the size of a human heart. Dr. Liotta has implanted one in the chest of a patient, and has three more ready to use.” 1969 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print 7.75“ x 9.5“ $1,000

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FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY 1045 MADISON AVENUE #3 NEW YORK, NY 10075

Keith de Lellis, Director Kat Hughes, Design

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Inventions & Innovations that Changed the World  

19th Century Press Photographs of Significant Scientific Moments

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