KCOR Test Pattern Film

Description
In the early years of television broadcasting, engineers used test cards like this one to calibrate and focus their cameras. Home audiences also used used test patterns to tune television sets and get the clearest picture possible. The 35mm Celluloid film usually carried a test pattern and the station's call letters. Stations broadcast them the beginning and end of the programming day.
This card ran on KCOR-TV, the Spanish-language station founded and owned by Raoul A. Cortez in 1954-1955 in San Antonio, Texas.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1950s
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 2 3/16 in x 3 1/4 in; 5.55625 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
2014.0320.03
catalog number
2014.0320.03
accession number
2014.0320
Credit Line
Gift of Emilio and Irma Nicolas
subject
Latino
Radio and television broadcasting
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Work and Industry: Production and Manufacturing
Work
KCOR Radio and Television
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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