Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953

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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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referencedIn Hartley, Ralph Vinton Lyon, 1888-1970. Papers, 1920-1970. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Literary Manuscripts collection, 1666-1990 Free Library of Philadelphia: Rare Book Department
creatorOf Ives, Frederic Eugene, 1856-1937. Frederic Eugene Ives and Herbert Eugene Ives papers, 1869-1957 (bulk 1900-1952). Library of Congress
creatorOf Frederic Eugene Ives and Herbert Eugene Ives Papers, 1869-1957, (bulk 1900-1952) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
creatorOf Herbert E. Ives coin catalog and card index American Numismatic Society
creatorOf Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953. Letter, 1938 June 7 Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, The Clark
referencedIn Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969. Papers, 1867-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
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creatorOf Venetian gold ducat and its imitations American Numismatic Society
referencedIn Portrait photograph of Herbert E. Ives American Numismatic Society
referencedIn Portrait photograph of Herbert E. Ives American Numismatic Society
referencedIn Portrait photograph of Herbert E. Ives American Numismatic Society
creatorOf Foreign imitations of the English noble American Numismatic Society
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correspondedWith Butterfield, E. E. person
correspondedWith Eastman, George, 1854-1932 person
correspondedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969. person
associatedWith Free Library of Philadelphia. corporateBody
correspondedWith George V, King of Great Britain, 1865-1936 person
associatedWith Hartley, Ralph Vinton Lyon, 1888-1970. person
correspondedWith Hodges, Courtney H., 1887-1966 person
correspondedWith Ives family family
associatedWith Ives, Franklin J person
associatedWith Ives, Frederic Eugene, 1856-1937. person
correspondedWith Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 person
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United States
Subject
Aerial photography
Photography
Phototelegraphy
Physics
Scientists--Correspondence
Color photography
Television
Occupation
Photographers
Inventors
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Birth 1882-07-21

Death 1953-11-13

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