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“Television is Here” in 1950

April 12, 2010

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The Arrow (Rolfe, Iowa, newspaper), February 23, 1950. (Click photo to enlarge.)

This ad was published five years before I was born. I can only imagine the excitement generated from the (at that time) newfangled invention of television. If you remember anything about aspects of early televisions, television broadcasts (was the quality very good? dependable?), and/or the J.E. Rickard & Sons store, it would certainly be educational and/or fun to read your comments.

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I’ve been away from home for several days for a family wedding. When I return, I’ll get the ball rolling and in about a week I’ll fill you in about the next project endorsed by the Rolfe Public Library board.

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