LeGrand Lockwood, Early Adopter

617 views

Published on

LeGrand Lockwood, born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1820, went on to make a fortune in the railroad business. He was an enthusiastic adopter of the new technologies of his day. This talk, delivered at the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, considers how Lockwood and his contemporaries thought about the future of technology.

Hear the presentation at http://youtu.be/9A-KCQJ-GPI

Published in: Technology, Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
617
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
152
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

LeGrand Lockwood, Early Adopter

  1. 1. LEGRAND LOCKWOOD, EARLY ADOPTER
  2. 2. Legrand Lockwood, Early adopter For the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum, Norwalk, CT Steven Lubar, Brown University April 2013
  3. 3. Norwalk, Connecticut, 1836 Courtesy the Connecticut Historical Society
  4. 4. Phelps’ travellers guide through the united states, 1850
  5. 5. Norwalk, Connecticut, 1850 Courtesy the Connecticut Historical Society
  6. 6. Morse and the telegraph, 1840s Granger Collection
  7. 7. telegraph lines, proposed, 1857 Courtesy Library of Congress
  8. 8. The Transatlantic Cable, 1858 Courtesy Library of Congress
  9. 9. Henry David Thoreau, Walden; or, Life in the Woods, 1854 Courtesy Library of Congress
  10. 10. Thoreau’s diaries and pencils Courtesy The Morgan Library & Museum
  11. 11. CHAUNCEY THOMAS, The Crystal Button, 1891 Courtesy Open Library
  12. 12. Edward S. Ellis, The Steam Man of the Prairies, 1866
  13. 13. Spirit of Transportation Karl Bitter, 1895 30th Street Station, Philadelpha
  14. 14. “Fifty Years from Now,” by Hugo GernsbacK, 1925 San Antonio Light, Feb. 8, 1925
  15. 15. NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE, House of the Seven Gables, 1851 Courtesy Open Library
  16. 16. “Terrors of the Telephone” - The orator of the Future 1877
  17. 17. "Mr. A. Merger Hogg is taking a few days' much-needed rest at his country home" 1903 Charles Dana Gibson
  18. 18. Harpers Weekly 1908
  19. 19. “We’ll all be happy then,” 1911 Life Magazine, 1911
  20. 20. Syracuse Herald, June 8, 1919

×