25 Rare and Unique Photographs of Nikola Tesla

nikola-teslaA glow of nitrogen fills the atmosphere. Tesla is photographed sitting in front of his generator. This photograph was taken in 1899.
nikola-teslaPhotograph showing an incandescent lamp lighted by means of waves transmitted through space to a coil without a condenser.
nikola-teslaPublicity photo taken of Tesla by a reporter during his annual birthday press event.
nikola-teslaTesla working in his office at 8 West 40th Street.
nikola-teslaTesla demonstrates “wireless” power transmission in his Houston Street laboratory in March 1899.
nikola-teslaExperiment illustrating the action of a synchronized circuit energized by waves transmitted from a distant oscillator - The energy received is transferred upon another unresponsive circuit, lighting the incandescent lamp attached to the same.
nikola-teslaJohn T. Morris, Victor Beam and Tesla pose with the alternator that had been discovered.
nikola-teslaTesla holding a gas-filled phosphor coated wireless light bulb which he developed in the 1890's, half a century before fluorescent lamps come into use. Published on the cover of the Electrical Experimenter in 1919.
nikola-teslaTesla is seen in his New York City office in 1916. The inventor often crossed the street to Bryant Park to feed the pigeons there. The drawings behind Tesla depict his steam engine design.

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