Broadway United Methodist Church James Curtis Estate Collection
Fairhurst, Invention Demonstrated
Curtis and Mays Studio
Stubblefield, Nathan B. (1860-1928)
Photograph reads, "Nathan B. Stubblefield (third from left) is shown during the first public demonstration of a ship-to-shore radio broadcast on the Potomac River near Washington, D.C. on March 20, 1902. Stubblefield, who lived in Murray, first demonstrated his "wireless telephone" or radio to friends in his hometown as early as 1892. He obtained a patent for his invention on May 12, 1908. However, he died as a destitute on March 28, 1928, near Murray, and Gugliel Marconi, an Italian physicist, generally received credit as the inventor of the radio." Photograph is a copy from an unknown publication.
McCracken County Public Library
Broadway United Methodist Church
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