January 1948 Radio-Craft
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Illustrating (literally) once again the fascination the public had with television during its heyday from the late 1940s to the 1960s, this set of electronics-themed comics from a 1948 issue of Radio-Craft magazine depict the humorous situations both real and imagined for the technology. Artist Frank Beaven, a frequent contributor to the publication, took suggestions by reads and turned them into comics. The concept of multi-sensory TV experiences were common, including not just sight and sound, but also smell and tactile sensations. 3-D projection and large screens were also envisioned in the comics. The page 124 comic is my favorite as it exhibits a tried and true sales technique for securing business from guys. Interestingly, note that the comic on page 86 is credited to someone from Tel-Aviv, Palestine. A few months after this issue hit the new stands, Israel established its independence and established itself as a sovereign nation for the first time in two millennia. After that, Mr. Strudler's address was Tel-Aviv, Israel.
Suggested by Frank Beaven
January 1948, Page 47
"Must have made a mistake in the wiring somewhere!"
E. V. Schwartz Los Angeles, Calif.
January 1948, Page 84
"There must be some leakage."
Suggested by Marcel Strudler, Tel-Aviv, Palestine
January 1948, Page 86
Suggested by Greg Banshuck, New York City
January 1948, Page 124
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines:
Posted January 10, 2020