Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

 

Early Electronic Television

WLS Television Demonstrations

WLS Family Album, 1940

Courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society

Television technology arrived during the 1939 State Fair with this WLS exhibit. The broadcast shows four men appearing before the television camera. They are (left to right): name unknown, a representative of Indianapolis; Harry G. Templeton the Superintendent of the State Fair; Governor Townsend; and Mr. Safford, Program Director for WLS. Thousands of Fair visitors paid.10 cents to see this early television display.

Broadcasting, September 1 1939

Broadcasting, September 15 1939

 

Broadcasting, August 15 1939

Broadcasting, September 1 1939