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What Things Cost in 1956:
Car: $2,100
Gasoline: 30 cents/gal
House: $17,800
Bread: 18 cents/loaf
Milk: 97 cents/gal
Postage Stamp: 3 cents
Stock Market: 499
Average Annual Salary: $5,300
Minimum Wage: $1.00 per hour

                              
                           

 

1956 Ford-Bird.JPG (57695 bytes) (58K)
1956 Ford and 1956 Thunderbird

1956 Zenith Model X2257RU  28W x 22D x 36H  (32K bytes) (32K)
1956 Zenith B&W Model X-2257RU Size: 28W x 22D x 36H

1956-57 RCA "Aldrich" 21" Color TV  (45K bytes) (45K)
1956-57 RCA "Aldrich" Color TV - 21 inch screen - First $500 TV - CTC-5 Chassis


  •  APRIL 2nd:  The #1 Daytime Serial starts: As The World Turns

  •  AUGUST 13th: All three networks cover the Chicago Democratic Convention

  •  NOVEMBER:  The videotape is first used by CBS, causing the impending death of the kinescopes - filmed television screens.
     

  •  RCA SELLS 90,000 COLOR TV SETS -- Model CT-4


                          
                           

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