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 againContinue reading “35 Amazing Photos of TV Advertisements From the 1950s”

Long Before Facetime, These 22 Amazing Photos Show People Using Picturephones in the 1960s

Bell Telephone’s Picturephone went on display at the 1964 World’s Fair, and it went into actual commercial use on over 50 years ago. From a booth set up in Grand Central Terminal, a person could talk to a friend in Chicago or Washington while also seeing them on a small video screen. The friend wouldContinue reading “Long Before Facetime, These 22 Amazing Photos Show People Using Picturephones in the 1960s”

25 Vintage Photos Showing Children Watching TV in the Past

No smartphones, iPads, or any internet technology devices. The only thing of technology for entertainment this time was black and white TVs. Take a look at these lovely vintage photos to see children entertained by watching television in the past.

26 Vintage Photos of Women Talking on the Telephone From the Past

In an age when people are dumping landlines to rely on a single mobile phone or smartphone, it’s easy to forget that being able to talk on the phone from various rooms in the home was once a luxury. In fact, a single phone was considered a luxury until after WWII. During the war manyContinue reading “26 Vintage Photos of Women Talking on the Telephone From the Past”

22 Vintage Photos That Show What Telephones Looked Like in the 1960s

In the USA, at the start of the 1960s, telephones were generally the desk model with a rotary dial. Invariably in shiny black or possibly red, or “industrial” dark green. Around 1962 or 1963, phone designers started thinking about the aesthetics of the apparatus itself. It was small enough to fit unobtrusively on a bedContinue reading “22 Vintage Photos That Show What Telephones Looked Like in the 1960s”

13 of the Most Bizarre and Breathtaking Television Set Designs That Ever Existed

A television set or television receiver, more commonly called the television, TV, TV set, tube,[1] telly, or tele, is a device that combines a tuner, display, and loudspeakers, for the purpose of viewing and hearing television broadcasts, or using it as a computer monitor. Introduced in the late 1920s in mechanical form, television sets becameContinue reading “13 of the Most Bizarre and Breathtaking Television Set Designs That Ever Existed”

Amazing Photos of Britain’s Female Dispatch Riders During World War II

During World War II, the British Royal Navy created an all female corps whose members were nicknamed the Wrens. One of their most notable duties was as dispatch riders for both the Admiralty and the Royal Navy. This turned out to be a tough assignment as German bombs made travel increasingly difficult as the warContinue reading “Amazing Photos of Britain’s Female Dispatch Riders During World War II”

14 Historical Photos That Show the Evolution of Television From the 1920s Through the 1980s

Despite its status as a device that defines the modern age, the television has its roots in the 19th century, when scientists found ways to transmit images and sound. Even the word “television,” combining Greek and Latin roots to mean “far-sight,” stems from the 1900 world’s fair. Perhaps more than any other medium, TV hasContinue reading “14 Historical Photos That Show the Evolution of Television From the 1920s Through the 1980s”

How to Make Friends by Telephone From the 1940s

Speak to the person at the other end of the line — not to the telephone — then you’re more apt to be pleasant and understanding. As technology and the services we use are getting ever more advanced, it could, for some people, become harder to make real friends. The social networking hubs that haveContinue reading “How to Make Friends by Telephone From the 1940s”