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14”x10” brown leather, gilt titles. In addition to 150 individual portrait photos of the students and faculty, there are 32 photos of the buildings and grounds [3”x5”], eight 7”x5” photos of the school baseball, football, rugby, rowing, and track teams; six 5”x7” group photos of the chemistry, physics and engineering students, lab staff, etc. and two 8”x10” group photos of the entire student body. Signed and dated by de Forest on the front flyleaf; this was his graduation year [B.S.]. Lee de Forest (August 26, 1873 – June 30, 1961) was an American inventor, self-described "Father of Radio", and a pioneer in the development of sound-on-film recording used for motion pictures. He had over 180 patents and started several radio broadcasting companies. The most famous of his nearly inventions, in 1906, was the three-element "Audion" (triode) vacuum tube, the first practical amplification device, making possible radio broadcasting, long distance telephone lines, and talking motion pictures, among countless other applications. Sheffield Scientific School was founded in 1847 as a school of Yale College in New Haven, Connecticut for instruction in science and engineering. Condition: The photos are all very good-fine with typical age-toning and fading but still all clear. Some of the signatures beneath the student portraits are faded. The binding is fair only; front and back covers scuffed, corners rubbed, and lacking the spine.
Title: 1896 Photographic Yearbook of the Sheffield Scientific School. Lee DeForest's personal copy.
Publisher: Yale University / Sheffield Scientific School: 1896
Item: 10.00 lbs
Seller ID: k180331g