Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘Coolidge Calvin (1872-1933)’

On February 22, 1924, President Calvin Coolidge became the first President of the United States to deliver a radio broadcast from the White House. Coolidge actively used the new medium of radio and made radio history several times while President. During the election campaign of 1924, radio equipment was installed on the automobiles used by Calvin Coolidge. The photograph below, courtesy of the Library of Congress, National Photo Company Collection, shows President Coolidge standing next to one of these radio-equipped automobiles.

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

On August 24, 1891, Thomas Edison patented the motion picture camera. Eighteen years later, on August 24, 1909, workers started pouring concrete for the Panama Canal. The digital item featured below commemorates both of these historic events, because this 1927 documentary, “The story of the Panama Canal”, was filmed using Edison’s motion picture camera. The documentary courtesy of the Edison Motion Pictures digital collection, Library of Congress.

The story of the Panama Canal

The story of the Panama Canal

Read Full Post »