Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953

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Dates:
Birth 1882-07-21
Death 1953-11-13

Biographical notes:

Biographical Notes

Frederic Eugene Ives

  • 1856, Feb. 17: Born, Litchfield, Conn.
  • 1866: Moved to Norfolk, Conn.
  • 1868: Ended formal schooling
  • 1868 - 1870 : Served apprenticeship on Litchfield Enquirer
  • 1874 - 1878 : Directed photographic laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.
  • 1879: Married Mary Elizabeth Olmstead (died 1904) Employed by Crosscup and West, a photographic company in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1885: Invented the half-tone system of developing photographic negatives
  • 1890: Invented Kronshop, a system of color photography
  • 1903: Invented short-tube microscope
  • 1912: Invented Tripak, a color camera
  • 1913: Married Margaret Campbell Cutting
  • 1928: Published Autobiography of an Amateur Inventor. Privately printed
  • 1937, May 27: Died, Philadelphia, Pa.

Herbert Eugene Ives

  • 1882, July 31: Born, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • 1892: 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.
  • 1908: 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
  • 1920: Published Airplane Photography
  • 1924: Helped perfect a workable system of transmitting pictures over telephone lines
  • 1927: 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)

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Subjects:

  • Aerial photography
  • Photography
  • Phototelegraphy
  • Physics
  • Scientists--Correspondence
  • Color photography
  • Television

Occupations:

  • Photographers
  • Inventors

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  • United States (as recorded)