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Catalog Number 2014.028.002A
Title Creators of the Ampex VR100 with Recorder and Emmy, 1957
Photographer Unknown
Collection 3D - Documentary Objects
Object Name Photograph
Category Memorabilia
Date 1957
Description Creators of the Ampex VR100 with Recorder and Emmy photograph, 1957. Black and white photograph was mounted under glass inside a wooden frame (2014.028.002B) that has been painted silver with a black faux wood grain. Image depicts the creators of the Ampex VR1000 (the first video tape recorder) standing behind the recorder (left) and a second recorder. The 1956 Emmy awarded to Ampex Corporation of Redwood City for creation of the recorder sits atop it on the right side. Black labels with white text affixed to top of glass identifies Shelby Henderson, Ray Dolby, Fred Pfost, Charles Ginsburg and Charles E. Anderson. White labels at bottom, also affixed to top of glass reads, "1957 AMPEX WINS FIRST EMMY FOR THE INVENTION OF THE VR1000 / THE FIRST TAPE RECORDER."
Event Award Ceremony
Provenance Photograph to commemorate Emmy Award awarded to Ampex Corporation of Redwood City for introducing the first practical videotape recorder (VR1000) for television stations and networks to produce and time-shift broadcasts, replacing impractical "Kinescope" movie film previously used to record TV.
People Anderson, Charles E.
Dolby, Ray
Ginsburg, Charles
Henderson, Shelby
Pfost, Fred
Subjects Awards
Ceremonial objects
Recorders
Television broadcasting
Television production & direction
Search Terms Ampex
Ampex Corporation
Anderson, Charles E.
Awards
Dolby, Ray
Ginsburg, Charles
Henderson, Shelby
Pfost, Fred
Recorders
Redwood City
Tape