When television was new


From JF Ptak Science Books:

This cover (above) from Popular Science (February 1949) speaks to those early television times to me, the screen hosted in multiple layers of framing that gives it an appearance of a piece of art, which it was.

This pamphlet was delivered by Allen Du Mont Labs (1946) with the popular dictum that color television was not only possible but a probable near-term you-can-have-it-now reality.  The unfolded pamphlet cover also forms an interesting imaginary green-sky citiscape with a very stubby tv antenna foreground:


This is a copyright deposit copy of the RCA Everyman introductory pamphlet on how television works.  It really isn’t so very Everyman-ish, at all…except maybe it was for 1939:


I like this view (Popular Science, June 1946) because of the severely oblique bird’s-eye looking down/north on the tv antenna of the Empire State Building, sitting on top of the 102nd floor observation deck.  If you look closely you’ll see that there’s some sort of assembly going on:


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When television was new