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Bernal, Argentina: 1924. 1 page, 5 x 8.25 inches, Berrnal, Argentina, June, 1924 -- translated in full: "The radio will one day be able to transport human ideas to the ends of the earth. Bernal June 1924, C. Braggio." Very good condition. Argentinean inventor who developed a booster to increase the range of two-way radios. He set the world distance record for two-way radio communication in 1924 with a relay between Argentina and China. This is essentially a manuscript souvenir.....
1930. 9.75 x 7.75-inch black-and-white photo of Brice seated with her arms folded, staring warmly at the camera -- no place, no date, circa 1930. Inscribed with excellent contrast in the upper right corner: "To my dear Pal Belle with love Fannie." Matted in light gray and set in a silver frame measuring 15.25 x 13.5 inches. Near fine condition.
1945. 2 pages combined into one sheet measuring 10 x 6 inches, no place, October 9, 1945. In this letter to a close friend, Brice mentions a recent radio performance and asks for real estate help, in part: "Did you listen in on the program last Sunday. I do hope so as I would like to get your reaction. It felt so good to be back in harness again and I'm so grateful that I wasn't a bit worried or.....
1931. 13.75 x 10.5 inches, sepia tone, no place, September 11, 1931. Boldly inscribed: "To Nelson - With a sincere wish for your future happiness, Joe E. Brown 9/11/31." Upper right corner chipped; tiny spots in the background. Very good(-) condition. American actor, most famous for his role as millionaire Osgood Fielding III in Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot."
1942. 1 page on plain paper, 4.5 x 5 inches, written diagonally, no place, May 22, 1942, to radio host Mary McBride, in full: "In appreciation of her having me on her program." Uneven toning at the top left corner; uneven edge on the lower left. Very good(-) condition. African-American poet, author, and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He died at the age of 43.
Indianapolis: George F. Cram, 1931. Map within booklet. Lithograph. Map at center pages of booklet measures 8" x 11.5". Booklet measures 8" x 5.75". Back cover of booklet is missing, and front cover is detached. Charming map shows comparative time and date lines with a log book that lists the 720 authorized radio broadcasting locations. Log book includes Call Letters; list of stations by States, Provinces and Cities; Chain Broadcasting Systems; Principal Short-Wave and Television Stations of the World, Principle.....
Chicago: Wilcox and Follet, 1950. Illustrated. 502 pages. 4to, stamped worn blue cloth, mylar-wrapped chipped and edge-worn pictorial wrapper. Ex-library: stamp on end page, embossment on title page. First edition. Chicago: Wilcox & Follet, 1950. A very good copy in a good wrapper. Scarce. Signed by the author on title page.
1935. 10 x 8 inches including a half-inch white border, no place, circa 1935. This black-and-white half-portrait depicts de Forest with deep-set, shadowed eyes and a handsome, knowing smile. Inscribed with excellent contrast on the right side: "To Dr. Alfred Kaiser from Lee de Forest." Faint creasing; near fine condition. American inventor and technical innovator in radio, film, and television.