Received First Messages From the S.S. Olympic that the Titanic was Sinking
SARNOFF, David (1891-1971). Pioneer American in radio and television. Sarnoff was the youthful manager of the radio station at Wanamaker’s Department Stores, He was the first person to receive signals from the S.S. Olympic, 1400 miles away, that the R.M.S. Titanic was sinking. President Taft ordered all other radio stations to close down. For three days and three nights without food, Sarnoff remained glued to his earphones while a horrified world hung on to his every word. It took an episode of horror and wholesale death to awaken the world of the importance of radio. He is known as “The Father of American Television”.
Lyons, Eugene. His book: “David Sarnoff, A Biography”. Harper Row Publishers, New York, 1966, three hundred seventy-two pages, illustrated. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: “To Rose Roberts, with best wishes, David Sarnoff”. Light wear to top/bottom of spine otherwise in fine condition. Very uncommon to be found signed............................$225.00