The concept of a cellphone existed long before you held one in your hand. In 1963, a newspaper article from the Mansfield News-Journal accurately predicting people would be able to carry a phone in their pocket in the future. The article was published on April 18, 1963. It features a picture of a woman holdingContinue reading “A Newspaper Article From 1963 Predicted a Phone That You’d One Day Be Able to Put in Your Pocket”
Can you even remember what life was like before video technologies like FaceTime or Skype? Out of all of the fantastic tech that the Internet has made possible, video conferencing is by far one of the most impactful. Modern video conferencing and video chat technology allow both families and businesses, from anywhere in the world,Continue reading “18 Vintage Photos of Videophones From the Future Past Are Cool Beyond Words.”
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”
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”
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.
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”
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”
A television set or television receiver, more commonly called the television, TV, TV set, tube, 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”