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Marconi with his radio, 19th century

Marconi with his radio, 19th-century artwork. The apparatus consists of a receiver and a transmitter. Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937) patented his radio system in Britain and established the Marconis Wireless Telegraph Company in London in 1897. In 1899 he made the first transmission across the English Channel and, in 1901, the first trans-Atlantic transmission. In 1909 he won the Nobel Prize in Physics. He later developed short-wave radio and established a global radio telegraph network. Artwork from the 20th volume (second period of 1897) of the French popular science weekly La Science Illustree

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1890s 1897 Annual Volume Communication Communications Electronics French Guglielmo Marconi Inventor Italian La Science Illustree Louis Figuier Machine Magazine Physicist Popular Science Radio Receiver Transmitter Weekly Mono Chrome


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This black and white artwork captures the iconic moment when Italian physicist Guglielmo Marconi revolutionized communication with his groundbreaking invention, the radio. The 19th-century illustration showcases Marconi proudly standing beside his remarkable creation - a receiver and transmitter that would change the course of history. Marconi's genius is evident in this image, as he confidently poses next to his invention, which paved the way for modern telecommunications. Patented in Britain and established through the Marconis Wireless Telegraph Company in London, this radio system marked a turning point in human connectivity. The significance of Marconi's achievement cannot be overstated. In 1899, he accomplished an incredible feat by transmitting signals across the English Channel. Just two years later, he achieved another milestone by successfully sending messages across the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Recognizing his immense contributions to science and technology, Marconi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1909. Undeterred by success, he continued to innovate and developed short-wave radio while establishing a global telegraph network. This historical artwork from La Science Illustree beautifully encapsulates both Marconi's ingenuity and its impact on society during that era. It serves as a reminder of how one man's determination can shape our world forever.

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