Science: Radio Pictures

Six months ago Edouard Belin, French inventor, completed an invention for transmitting photographs by wire (TIME, April 7). Last week the Radio Corporation of America sent a photograph by wireless from New York to Warsaw, Poland, and back again—9,000 miles. It was a picture of Major General James G. Harbord, President of the Corporation, and the reproduction was perfect. The picture was not reproduced in Warsaw because the requisite machinery is not yet installed there. The inventor is E. F. W. Alexanderson, radio innovator. Each variation of light and shade in a photograph...

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