[Mary Texanna Loomis, seated, with her radio apparatus in her radio school]

  • Creator: Underwood & Underwood . American. 1881-1940s
  • Year: circa 1921
  • Location: [Washington, D.C.]

Mary Texanna Loomis was the President and a lecturer at Loomis Radio College in Washington D.C., which she founded in honor of her cousin, inventor Mahlon Loomis, in 1920.  Said to be the only woman in the world to conduct a radio college at the time, Loomis taught radio engineering to students from around the world. She also authored the textbook Radio theory and operating for the radio student and practical operator (1925), which would be reprinted in numerous editions for several years.

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