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 early life in Indiana and formative years within the West to his paintings as a prolific inventor whose productiveness used to be minimize brief by way of an early demise. Jenkins used to be an inventor who made a difference.
As one in all America's maximum self reliant 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 capable of convey a movie on a wide reveal, 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 photos in 1923, and built the single absolutely 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 latest movie and tv. alongside the way in which, it offers a window into the earliest days of either films and tv in addition to the now-vanished international of the self sustaining inventor.
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C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television (History of Communication) by Donald G. Godfrey