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Hawk (W. P. S.) photo-radiogram
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A glass plate showing the first photograph sent by wireless radio. The envelope holding the glass plate states that this was the first photograph ever sent by wireless radio, transmitted April 29, 1925 from Honolulu to New York. The subject of the transmitted image is W. P. S. Hawk, Pacific Superintendent of RCA Corporation from 1910 to 1933. A note on verso of the glass plate identifies the transmission as a photo-radiogram. Also noted on the glass plate's envelope: "Newspaper picture printed May 12, 1925 - Honolulu Advertiser."
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