One Day They Will Make This Thing Small Enough to Carry Around in Your Pocket

Radio at Garfield Hospital

Washington, D.C., circa 1924. “Radio at Garfield Hospital.” Someday, fellows, they’ll make a telegraph you can carry around in your pocket!”

Photo via Shorpy courtesy US Library of Congress

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: