Woman demonstrating a television receiver, Radiolympia, London, 1938.
© NMeM / Daily Herald Archive / Science & Society Picture Library
A photograph of a woman demonstrating a television set at the Radiolympia exhibition held at Olympia, London, taken by Edward Malindine for the Daily Herald newspaper on 23 August, 1938. This Ekco Scophony was the most expensive set in the 1938 show, selling for around £230. The Scophony projected pictures onto a two-foot screen, five times larger than other television screens on the market at the time. This photograph has been selected from the Daily Herald Archive, a collection of over three million photographs. The archive holds work of international, national and local importance by both staff and agency photographers.