Mary Loomis, Radio School Operator

Mary Loomis, Radio School Operator

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Caption: Feminine despite her occupation, Miss Mary Texanna Loomis, the only woman in the world to own and run a radio school, stops in the midst of a message from, say, Mars, to powder her nose. Loomis founded and ran the Loomis Radio School in Washington, D.C. She wrote a classic of early radio literature, Radio theory and operating, published in 1926. Photograph taken December 31st, 1921.

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