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1942-1945 Advertising

As you may have noticed in the earlier years (1935 to 1941), almost no public advertising for television sets existed (especially for 1941).  The reason was the extreme high cost of sets, limited market size, and lack of programming to attract viewers.

We do begin to see a trickle of USA advertising in the war years 1942-1943-1944-1945.  They speak about the promise of things to come. 


1942

Christmas 1942 - Philco Ad  (75K bytes) (75K) - Page 1 Christmas 1942 - Philco Ad - pg. 2 (85K bytes) (85K) - Page 2 Christmas 1942 - Philco Ad - Closeup on TV  (180K bytes) (180K) - Close-up on TV area

1943  (Click to see more)

1943 GE Advertisement (28K bytes) (25K)                                                            

1944   (Click to see more )

1944 RCA Hospital-Circus Ad (232K bytes) (234K)

1945   (Click to see more)

1945 Lucite Lens Ad.jpg (78164 bytes) (78K)    1945 Farnsworth Ad.jpg (389889 bytes) (390K)