35 Amazing Photos of TV Advertisements From the 1950s

Television is the first audiovisual device that changed the way people see entertainment. It opened the realm of recreation and mass communication. It made possible for people and families to watch live events in the comforts of their drawing room. By 1950s, the aftermath of World War II had faded away. Economy was booming again and people had cash in their wallets. Prosperity was returning to America.

That’s the reason why the decade of the 1950s is also known as ‘The Golden Age of Television’. Even though, television broadcasting had been active since the 1930s, it was only in the 1950s that it actually caught people’s fancy.

It was in the 1950s, when the television started influencing the lives of the common men. Also according to a survey, approximately 3.1 million people had television sets in America in the 1950s.

To attract buyers, there were many interesting ads that launched in this decade. And these are some of them.

Hallicrafter’s Dynamic Tuner, 1950
Capehart Television, 1950
IT&T’s New Amsterdam Television, 1950
Motorola Television, 1950
A 1951 17-Inch Sparton Del-Mar, 1951
Admiral Television, 1951
Crosley Family Theatre Television, 1951
Dramatic New Zenith Television, 1951
Emerson TV, 1951
Motorola TV, 1951
Philips TV, 1951
Stewart-Warner TV, 1951
Zenith Black Magic Television, 1951
A television brings unlimited joy to every household, Motorola TV, 1952
Motorola TV, 1952
New 21″ Admiral TV, 1952
3 “looks” tell why Admiral is your best TV buy, 1953
Admiral TV series, 1953
Admiral TV series, 1953
Admiral TV, 1953
Spartan Cosmic Eye Television, 1953
Stromberg-Carlson Television with Thrilling Panoramic Vision, 1954
General Electric Television, 1955
Philips Series “400” P-3550, Line Of Distinction, 1955
Zenith Television, 1955
Crosley Television, 1956
Motorola Color TV Console, 1956
Motorola Color TV with finest picture, finest sound, 1956
Motorola Front Tuning, 1956
The Fine New Motorola TV, 1956
Miss America Philco TV, 1957
Philco Announces Hyper-Power Television, 1957
Philco Slender Seventeener television set, 1957
Motorola TV, 1958
Sylvania HaloLight Television, 1959

One thought on “35 Amazing Photos of TV Advertisements From the 1950s

  1. I do love to watch my TV shows, there are some shows, that I refuse to watch if I find they are trying too hard to sell me a product while the show is running. Like zooming in on the apple logo of the computer they are using or driving their vehicle up to camera so you get HUGE view of the automaker. Coffee maker brands ack I hate it, like watching one big add.


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