Creator

Creator

Gregory, Carl Louis

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Identifier

2005002r_N-079-01

Creation Date

1928

Subject—Topics

Jenkins, C. Francis; SMPTE; Motion pictures

Date Range

ca. 1928

Description

C. Francis Jenkins [1867-1934], founder and first president of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers, outside, wearing a hat. He was an American pioneer of early cinema and one of the inventors of television, though he used mechanical rather than electronic technologies. His businesses included Charles Jenkins Laboratories and Jenkins Television Corporation (the corporation being founded in 1928, the year the Laboratories were granted the first commercial television license in the United States). Over 400 patents were issued to Jenkins, many for his inventions related to motion pictures and television.

Format

BW film negative; 3" x 4"

Source

Jonathan Silent Film Collection

Number

N-079-01

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