Today the term "wire photo" is one of the most used in the photo collecting hobby, but few realize when it got it's start. It was a largely experimental form of photograph transmission that hit the big time after the Hindenburg disaster in 1937 when images were needed as quick as possible. The offered photograph from the next summer (1938) shows this scientific innovation in it's infancy, with a photograph being produced on the drum at the receiving end. A cool paper caption on the back describes the new technology as well. This is one of the only images showing what a wire photo device looked like in its early stages that we have ever seen!
Designation: Vintage 1
Overall Grade: 9.5/10