C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television (History by Donald G. Godfrey

By Donald G. Godfrey

This is the 1st biography of the $64000 yet long-forgotten American inventor Charles Francis Jenkins (1867-1934). Historian Donald G. Godfrey records the lifetime of Jenkins from his adolescence in Indiana and formative years within the West to his paintings as a prolific inventor whose productiveness was once lower brief by way of an early dying. Jenkins used to be an inventor who made a difference.

As considered one of America's maximum autonomous inventors, Jenkins's ardour was once to fulfill the desires of his day and the long run. In 1895 he produced the 1st movie projector in a position to exhibit a movie on a wide monitor, coincidentally igniting the 1st movie boycott between his Quaker audience whilst the movie he screened confirmed a woman's ankle. Jenkins produced the 1st American tv images in 1923, and constructed the one totally working broadcast tv station in Washington, D.C. transmitting to ham operators from coast to coast in addition to programming for his neighborhood audience.

Godfrey's biography increases the profile of C. Francis Jenkins from his former position within the footnotes to his rightful place as a real pioneer of cutting-edge movie and tv. alongside the best way, it presents a window into the earliest days of either movies and tv in addition to the now-vanished global of the self sufficient inventor.

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