Thursday November 6 2014- 5:50 PM

Just thought I’d share this picture from my first time seeing New York. I’ve never been to New York but got to land there for about 30 minutes before heading to Pittsburgh. I got to see the empire state building, the statue of liberty, and the brooklyn bridge! Well maybe the brooklyn bridge, there were a lot of bridges and no one seemed to know which one to take a picture of sooo yeahhh. Woops.

But I was completely amazed by how gorgeous the city was. It’s definitely a place you tell where dreams come true.

Seeing new pictures of Harry frustrates me to no end because it leaves me with SO MUCH pent-up energy that I NEED to let out somehow, like… I could literally climb up the Everest, swim across the Pacific Ocean, take part in the Olympics, bunjee jump off the Empire State Building and INSTEAD all I can do is sit in front of a screen, wide-eyed and speechless, feeling like every single one of my nerve endings is on fire. #freeme 


Walking through the crowds - Oct. 6, 2014

Many New Yorkers don’t like the way tourists stop in the middle of sidewalks to take pictures of the city’s great landmarks. But, on the other hand, people commute each day to Manhattan and don’t see the beauty around them as they march to their cubicles.

On his way to the office today, Yahoo News photographer Gordon Donovan stopped to photograph some of these locations on his way into work today.

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“Television represents one of the greatest triumphs of the human mind.”

“The instantaneous transmission of a picture of an action that is taking place at one point and making it visible at one of a thousand distant points is truly a miracle of engineering science. To those scientists who have contributed to the development of television the world owes an eternal debt of gratitude.”

RCA demonstrated an all-electronic television system at the 1939 New York World’s Fair and at the same time began regular experimental television broadcasting to the New York metropolitan area from a transmitter atop the Empire State Building (pictured at left above). Coinciding with this demonstration, television models were available for purchase in the New York area. 

In the very early days of television, pictures were viewed through the Television Attachment for a radio set, through which the sound was received.

Images from Television: Questions and Answers for RCA Victor Radio Dealers, (M 172 Box 5) Calvin T. Lucy Papers, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library