Museum Hours:

Saturday 10-6

Sunday 12-5

Postwar American Television

American Radio Institute

The American Radio Institute was located in New York City before World War Two. Just after the war they opened branches in Buffalo and probably Syracuse. The museum has a test pattern generator they used in their Buffalo location.




This picture, showing the 1948 graduating class, was sent by Mark Gurliacci. His father Anthony Gurliacci (now 85 years old) is standing in back third from left.� 

These pictures, sent by Laura McDonald, show the graduating classes of ARI in Buffalo in 1951 and 1952. Her uncle Aramondo Aramini, second row third from left in the 1951 picture, and front row third from the right in the 1952 picture.

Elizabeth Steen Visser wrote:

I was thrilled to see my Dad in photos on your website! His name was Paul W. Steen, and he was the Instructor in the 1951 and 1952 graduation class photos from Laura McDonald. In both photos he is standing on the right. In the second one he is wearing a long white lab coat.

Dad was the first in our neighborhood to build a TV, and people used to knock on the door when they saw the antenna to ask if they could see the TV. We lived in Cheektowaga, NY.

Thanks for a great website!