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Nicholas F. Pensiero collection of RCA Victor photographs

1935-1945
 Collection
Accession: 1996-211

Abstract

RCA Victor was an American electronics company. Nicholas F. Pensiero (1918-2003) worked for RCA's Marketing Division. This collection contains sixteen photographs in which Gladys McHugh is the model posed using RCA Victor appliances. The remainder of the photos are candids, some taken inside or near RCA offices.

Dates

  • 1935-1945

Creator

Extent

33 item(s)

General Physical Description

20 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 13 photographic prints : b&w ; 5 x 7 in. and smaller.

Historical Note

RCA Victor was an American electronics company. The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and the Victor Talking Machine Company merged in 1929 becoming the RCA Victor Company in 1930. This merger allowed RCA to consolidate the research, engineering, manufacturing and sales of RCA products.

Nicholas F. Pensiero (1918-2003) worked for RCA's Marketing Division. He received a bachelor's degree in business from La Salle College, where he later worked as an instructor. After serving in World War II, he served in the Radio Corporation of America's Marketing Division for thirteen years, then worked for the Philco Corporation before returning to RCA in the early 1960s. He worked as Director of Public Affairs & Marketing for the RCA's Government Division at Cherry Hill, New Jersey, until his retirement in 1984. He died at Mount Laurel, New Jersey, on February 26, 2003.

Scope and Content

There are sixteen photographs in which Gladys McHugh is the model posed using RCA Victor appliances: an early television (?); a small radio; an early radio facsimile device which delivered newspaper-like copies to the home; a microphone; and an aftermarket pushbutton car radio installed beneath the dashboard of a Pontiac. The remainder of the photographs are candids, some taken inside or near RCA offices.

Location

GL Box 1.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Related Materials

Files of Nicholas F. Pensiero (Accession 2138), Manuscript and Archive Department, Hagley Museum and Library.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

Related Names

Creator

Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Nicholas F. Pensiero collection of RCA Victor photographs
Status:
Date:
2015
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Audiovisual Collections Repository

Contact:
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Wilmington Delaware 19807 USA
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