If you go waaaaay back into the archives, you’ll find a similar shot to this one, as well as several other shots of this same TV screen.
Posts Tagged ‘vintage television
Here we have the same scene as the first photo in this series, this time in the daylight. Much better view of the TV. Would love to know what make it is. I can’t find any brand name on it though. Looks a lot like this Zenith here.
Special thanks to my buddy Jeff for discovering this. If I’d been paying attention like I should have been, I’d have found it out myself. That’ll learn me to process these negatives too quickly!
A few days ago, I posted the first of the 1950′s Home Interior series. The centerpiece of this picture was an entertainment center. I thought it was a phonograph/shortwave radio, but it was in fact an early television set. Kudos to my wife for figuring that out before I did. (I’m pretty thick sometimes.) Anyway, Jeff looked at the large scan of the picture & pointed out this:
If you squint you can see that’s a test pattern for the station WFMY-TV. That station is in Greensboro, NC, which is only an hour or so from where I bought the negatives. So, the first piece of the puzzle comes together: The UP lived in or near Greensboro around the late ’40′s/early ’50′s. Let’s hope your blogmaster can be a little more attentive & figure some stuff out on his own next time!
Also, from this pic I figured out I’d scanned this strip of negatives backwards. I’ve corrected this now, so all previous & future posts in this series turned the right way.