Mural Detail, The World of Radio, 1934
Likely a depiction of Cunard Steamship Company’s RMS Carpathia, which was outfitted with a Marconi wireless telegraph station and rescued survivors of the Titanic after receiving word of the 1912 maritime disaster from the wireless operators onboard the doomed ship. There were also several Marconi wireless operators on land who communicated with the Carpathia and shared information about the survivors with the public. Among the wireless operators was David Sarnoff, who later founded Radio Corporation of America (RCA).
It is credited
Gift of Nicholas Meredith Turner in memory of Jessica Dragonette.
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.