Monday, May 16, 2011

Radio Lifestyle Magazine from 1923

By mid-1923 there was already a rotogravured lifestyle magazine showing how rich people decorated their homes with elaborate radio sets. The radio set is here the centerpiece of the room, and serves as the main focus.

Copies of this magazine are not common! I photographed this from the copyright set at the Library of Congress. The magazine lasted for at least a couple of year, but by early 1924 had become just another radio technofan magazine. In the course of time I'll put all of the covers I have on the site in the Radio or Science/Technology categories. Don't miss the sections of advertisements for radio sets, phonographs, and records!

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Electro Importing Company Catalog 20 for 1918

Hugo Gernsback's Electro Importing Company provided thousands of experimenters with their introduction to wireless/radio. Here are some pages from their Catalog 20, published in 1918, courtesy of eBay seller retroetcetera who offered it for sale in 2007.

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