Sound-on-film

On June 9, 1922, in lecture room 100 of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Physics laboratory, when Professor Joseph T. Tykociner gave the world's first public demonstration of sound-on-film movies. His work caused the old system of 'pictures on film, sound on phonograph discs', to be discarded. Tykociner is behind the desk, looking at the horn microphone. Beside him is the first sound-picture camera. At far right of the table is the first sound-picture projector. Headphones hanging from the table or a loudspeaker were used to hear the sound., Credit Line: Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: On June 9, 1922, in lecture room 100 of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Physics laboratory, when Professor Joseph T. Tykociner gave the world's first public demonstration of sound-on-film movies. His work caused the old system of 'pictures on film, sound on phonograph discs', to be discarded. Tykociner is behind the desk, looking at the horn microphone. Beside him is the first sound-picture camera. At far right of the table is the first sound-picture projector. Headphones hanging from the table or a loudspeaker were used to hear the sound.
Subject(s): Auditory perception
Cameras
Equipment and supplies
Laboratories
Optics
Sound equipment & supplies
Tykociner, Joseph T. (Joseph Tykocinski), 1877-1969
Date Created: June 9, 1922
Credit Line: Department of Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, courtesy AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: Tykociner Joseph F1