Pure Genius. The original patent for Alternating Current by Tesla. He handed it over to Westinghouse to save Westinghouse's company and died a pauper. JP Morgan ended up with the patent to build his company General Electric. Where is the next Tesla? We need you. Just hold onto your patents.
Pittsburgh was the site of the first licensed, commercial radio station. "This is KDKA, of the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company, in East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We shall now broadcast the election returns." —Leo Rosenburg, on the very first radio broadcast by KDKA, November 2, 1920
Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse - With the big money supporting DC currents (Edison Electric, J.P. Morgan, Thomson-Houston Company - through a merger into G.E. General Electric), Pittsburgh magnate George Westinghouse stood by Tesla's AC current, because as an inventor himself, he knew that the technology was superior, and felt that it would eventually win the war of the currents. Tesla, amazingly, would later give up his $2.50 per horsepower of electrical capacity sold that he was due.
Macabre was Weegee's specialty. Case in point, the photographer took this shot of an American prisoner strapped into a chair in a gas chamber as he is sentenced to death. The prisoner's black hood carrries a Westinghouse Electric Company logo.