Today in 1924, AT&T demonstrated long distance telephotography, now known as fax, with the transmission of pictures over telephone wires between Cleveland and New York. Commercial service began in a handful of cities the following year. For many decades, telephotography had one major use — sending photos of distant events for use by newspapers. Also today, in 1932, John Logie Baird demonstrated the Visiophone in Paris, France, a telephone capable of transmitting both audio and video.
From the Archives: Moving Pictures by Phone
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Modern day history is written almost 100 years in the past. Inventions and their slow start.