Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953Alternative names
Frederic Eugene Ives
1856, Feb. 17:
Born, Litchfield, Conn.
Moved to Norfolk, Conn.
Ended formal schooling
1868- 1870: Served apprenticeship on Litchfield Enquirer
1874- 1878: Directed photographic laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
Married Mary Elizabeth Olmstead (died 1904) Employed by Crosscup and West, a photographic company in Philadelphia, Pa.
Invented the half-tone system of developing photographic negatives
Invented Kronshop, a system of color photography
Invented short-tube microscope
Invented Tripak, a color camera
Married Margaret Campbell Cutting
Published Autobiography of an Amateur Inventor. Privately printed
1937, May 27:
Died, Philadelphia, Pa.
Herbert Eugene Ives
1882, July 31:
Born, Philadelphia, Pa.
Attended University College School, London, England
1897- 1898: Attended Laurence Sheriff School, Rugby, England
1898- 1901: Worked for Ives-Kronshop Co. Philadelphia, Pa.
1899- 1900: Attended Franklin Institute Night School of Mathematics, Philadelphia, Pa.
1901- 1905: Attended University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
1905- 1908: Attended Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, Md.
Married Mabel Lorenz
1908- 1909: Worked for National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C.
1910- 1912: Worked for National Electric Lamp Association Research Laboratory, Cleveland, Ohio
1912- 1918: Worked for United Gas Improvement Company, Philadelphia, Pa.
1918- 1919: Captain, United States Army Air Service
1919- 1948: Worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories
Published Airplane Photography
Helped perfect a workable system of transmitting pictures over telephone lines
Directed first practical demonstration of television over substantial distances
1953, Nov. 3:
Died, New York, N. Y.
From the guide to the Frederic Eugene Ives and Herbert Eugene Ives Papers, 1869-1957, (bulk 1900-1952), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Aerial photography
- Color photography
- United States (as recorded)