Today's #TechTuesday brings us the beauty of color in monochrome. This black and white photograph from ca. 1953 was used to promote RCA's first color television camera, the RCA TK-40.
This photograph is part of Hagley Library's collection of RCA News and Information Department photographs (Accession 2464.68). This collection consists of photographs, negatives, and contact sheets that document much of RCA’s history and activities. The collection spans the history of radio, television, communications, and consumer electronics, along with many additional technical achievements pioneered by RCA.
The RCA News and Information Department served a public affairs role for RCA corporate headquarters at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The collection contains photographs and negatives created or commissioned by RCA that document much of RCA’s history and activities. Many of the photographs were organized by the News and Information Department into subjects that cover the history of radio, television, communications, and consumer electronics, with a particular emphasis on RCA”s role in that history.
Additional photographs are grouped by RCA division and document their specific achievements, with the RCA laboratories being especially prominent. This collection also contains a large number of photographic negatives that were taken by the public relations firm, Carl Byoir & Associates, which showcase many of RCA’s products, events, and facilities.