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  • James Kerr-Lawson
John Logie Baird, 1888 - 1946. Television pioneer 1936

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Baird was a prolific inventor, one of the leading pioneers of television. In 1923 he transmitted his first shadowy televised images in a rented room in Hastings. In 1926 he publicly demonstrated the world’s first recognisable television pictures. Two years later he transmitted the first trans-Atlantic television pictures from London to New York. He also developed colour television, stereoscopic (3D) television, and 'Noctovision' - television in darkness using infra-red light. Baird’s electro-mechanical television system was broadcast by the BBC from 1929-35. However, by early 1937 the BBC chose to adopt the rival Marconi-EMI television system. Baird’s later career was spent developing cinema television, stereoscopic television and high definition colour television.


  • Acc. No. PG 1437
  • Medium Pencil on paper
  • Size 50.50 x 37.70 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1943