David Hughes, US inventor

David Hughes, US inventor

C024/4540 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.9MB

Downloadable file size: 5.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: David E. Hughes (1831-1900), British-born US inventor, physicist and electrical engineer. Hughes emigrated with his family to the USA in 1838. His machine for printing telegraph messages (1855) became widely used throughout the US and Europe. Hughes, who was an accomplished musician and professor of music, also invented a carbon microphone. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1880, and awarded the Society's Royal Medal in 1885. He was President of the UK's Institution of Electrical Engineers in 1886. Artwork from 'Electricite' (1911) by Max de Nansouty, part of the 'Les merveilles de la science' series of 1867-1891 by Louis Figuier.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, adult, american, artwork, black-and-white, british, carbon microphone, caucasian, communications, david e. hughes, edward, edwin, electricite, electricity, engineer, engineering, english, european, fellow of the royal society, frs, head and shoulders, historical, history, human, iee president, illustration, les merveilles de la science, louis figuier, male, man, marvels of science, max charles emmanuel champion de nansouty, max de nansouty, monochrome, no-one, nobody, north american, people, person, physical, physicist, physics, portrait, printing, professor of music, scientist, telegraph printer, teleprinter, us

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.