Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Greatest Generation




Television has changed all of our lives, or so it seems. The Greatest Generation exhibit at the History Center in St. Paul has artifacts on many different aspects of American life in the 20th Century.. Of all the popular culture objects this seems to have been one of the most influential. My husband's family had one of the first television sets in their neighborhood. Yes, it was a Zenith with a round screen!

9 comments:

  1. superbe ces télévisions vintages. j'adore le design, c'était plus agréable que les nouvelles télévisions
    haughtiness these vintages. televisions I love design, it was nicer than new televisions

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  2. I guess your husband's parent home was invaded by other family members, friends... !

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  3. Gosh that brings back a lot of memories. My dad had a Crosley with a round screen. Also a table model. We watched that with greater intensity than we watch anything these days.

    It took all of this time to realize that all news in newspapers and on radio and television is pre-judged and managed. The only news shown is what was discussed and approved before it is shown. The "lineup" each night is a joke.

    And then there was in those days "live" television. Everything was live. So many mistakes were made and there was no way to correct them so we saw RAW television and it was a lot better, I think.

    To me, early television is like watching early movies on the Hallmark channel.

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  4. The scary thing is I remember them.

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  5. Neat! A blast from the past. :)

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  6. And I think having a console TV with no remote was old.

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  7. I remember our first TV. It was almost solid snow and when we could actually make out something through the snow we would get all excited. Our favorite show was Bonanza! Guess that really ages me :)

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  8. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis! We got our first TV on a shopping trip to get a coat for my mother. No coat bought that day. We were living in Texas at the time. The TV ended up about 10 years later in my daddy's mama's house. It was a Motorola.

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  9. This is just great! Unfortunatelly this kind of 20th century exhibitions is not common here... although there are some very cool shops where you can find a lot of these items.

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