A black and white picture of a color TV….
I love how beautifully staged this is. Not one but two guys in the background waiting for the salesguy to be done making his staged sale, marveling at the televisions, from the back, framed for the camera. Also the guy on the left looks like he’s prepared to barter in souls.
How much were they back then?
Those guys were fighting Nazis less than 7 years earlier!
Guy with glasses looks about 60 but he’s probably around 40.
Hmmm. When was the first color broadcast?
There goes eternal Jim Harbaugh selling color TV sets back in the 50s.
Those two guys made eight million dollars a year adjusted for inflation and put 37 kids through college and owned 12 cars selling three TVs a year and drinking 1 gallon of whiskey a day
Imagine traveling back in time to this place with a 65″ ultra thin OLED tv, a blu-ray disc player, and a copy of a modern movie?? People would probably think you’re a witch
Matt Gaetz selling televisions?
My grandfather told me a story about hearing when the first TV came out. He said him and his 8 brothers would get a half hour of radio time and the radio was talking about tvs and what they did and my great grandfather told him it wasn’t true because there’s no possible way to make moving pictures put into a box. Him and his siblings would beg to go to town to see it but they lived on a farm in north Carolina and going to town was a whole ordeal and took over 2 hours round trip. When he finally saw it he thought it was some voodoo shit
I mean, there were no color broadcasts to watch, but theoretically very nice. Sort of the 8k tv of its day
I grew up with my mom singing their jingle to me over and over again. “Wow, We got a color TV. An RCA Victor color TV! We’ve color in our house now, wow, we got a color TV!”.
I know I always say it, but it is so consistent how much more handsome, healthy and masculine men look in these old photos. (Of course the women are all slimmer and prettier too)
Maybe RCA? They had a few factories in Indiana back in the day.
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