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This is the most salesman stance I’ve ever seen. He should be slapping those babies.
I think it’s crazy how TV screens used to be round.
Just Googling the reason, it is hard to find a definitive reason other than it was easier to fabricate a round tube.
Look at those people, earning a normal living wage, by working normal jobs.
Saw my first color TV around that time, in a service club.
Look how sharply everyone dressed back then just to go out and do normal things like shop. Now you’re lucky if these fucking heathens will put on their nicer pajamas to go to Walmart.
[Serious] Why aren’t any of them on? Wouldn’t that help sell them?
Amazing how little stock photography has changed in 54 years.
if I sat on the tv like that my mother would dig a 17 foot hole in the back yard and put me in it for two and a half weeks.
The good old console television. We had one growing up. When I was 12 to 14 years old, that thing died and we got a more modern TV. Without any of that wood look
I remember a friend of mine bought a new console TV after we graduated high school. Even in the early 90s, I was shocked to learn they were still built.
“Yes, ma’am. We can have this delivered as soon as we get a forklift for it.”
Amazing photograph, what really interests me is the gigantic scar running down the lady’s leg, wonder if there is a story there unbeknownst to the world.
Our family got our first TV that year, a 19″ black and white, less than 2 years before starting college.
I missed having a TV in grade school, when other families had them. By junior high I’d lost interest. Reading, walking, and tinkering was more interesting.
Didn’t buy my first adult TV until age 38, a 27″ Sony Trinitron. In the ’90s discovered sat-TV ‘black boxing’ and watched a lot more TV. Got tired of that around the time Dave and Chuck shut it down.
I keep wall TV for guests in our A/V room. Last time I watched TV was May of last year.
A 1965 color TV started at $399. A 1965 Ford Mustang cost $2700. A new home cost $21,000.
If we use the cost of the Mustang for reference, the TV would cost ~$3900 today.
Those brackets holding the TVs on the wall up must be screaming
I swear I can hear the sales pitch in my head
Look at her posture and facial expression.
“What? Jim I could get a pretty nice used car for that!”
I think it’s funny that the “color” sign is color in the same way mud is color. How about some bright and happy colors?
Don’t you think it’s bonkers that this is not actually that long ago?
I bet the salesman threw in a carton of luckys to close the deal.