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Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5


Early Television Museum

Online Films and Videos

Television in the Cinema Before 1939, An International Annotated Database, by Richard Koszarski and Doron Galili

Mechanical Television

Time to Remember - Came the Dawn (1925) W9XAP on the Silver Screen   (1931)
Seeing by Wireless(1929) TV Tests in Brisbane   (1934)
Here's to the Memory - Part 4 (1930)  

Pre-1945 Electronic Television

German Radio Exhibition Fire (1935) Television Under the Swastika (1939)
BBC TV News Story on the 80th Anniversary Launch of BBC TV Early TV Show Featuring a Dancer (1930s)
Pathe Newsreel segments about RCA/NBC (1936) Radio and Television (1940)
Time to Remember - Time of Three Kings (1936) Radio and Television - Your Life Work Series (1940)
First Television Broadcast NBC/RCA (1936) Part 1 Part 2 Radio Queen Selected (1940)
Popular Science Newsreel (Farnsworth) (1937) Hospital Operation Televised (1940?)
TV Comes to Alexandra Palace (1937) Sun (1940)
Postmaster Comes to Television Studios (1938) Uncle Sam's Television (1940)
RCA television show kinescope (1938) Magic in the Air  (1941)
RCA Presentation: Television  (1939)  

Postwar Television

Television Tomorrow (1945) Farnsworth on "I've Got a Secret" (1957)
Color demonstration by CBS (1946) Seven Function Remote Control for Color(1959)
Behind Your Radio Dial (1947) The Reasons Why (Part I) (1959)
Behind Your Radio Dial: The Story of NBC ( ca. 1947) The Reasons Why (Part II) (1959)
TV Tests in Australia (1948) BBC Colour Television Experiments (1959)
Film taken off the screen of a CBS receiver (1950) Television Remote Control (1961)
Compatible Color Television Announcement (1953) Replica of Image Dissector  (1977)
Magic in the Air (1955) A Retrospective - "Pem" Farnsworth (1988)
This Day: February 18 (1956) The Origins of Television (1996)
The Story of Television (1956)  

This is a promotional film made for the International Telegraph Congress in Buenos Aires in 1939. It shows German TV cameras in operation, and what appear to be real screen shots of monitors and an E1 receiver in operation. The movie shows how television and video phone are used to catch a hit and run driver. The film was found by Claus Gallenmiller in Germany. Thanks to Darryl Hock for sending it to us.