March 1944 Radio-Craft
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics.
See articles from Radio-Craft,
published 1929 - 1953. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
These four electronics-themed
comics appeared in the March 1944 issue of Radio-Craft magazine. People
worldwide were still obsessed with radio and many forms of media created content
to feed the frenzy. For that matter, any form of electronic gizmo was deemed
to be magical to the average person. All sorts of fantastical inventions were
envisioned. In 1944, less than half the households had even one television set,
and hard as it may seem to believe, many did not have a single radio, either.
Newspapers and magazines constituted the primary form of news distribution and
consumption. I have to say that the comic with the quasi-Baroque-angel-style
baby holding a "radio-bottle" kind of creeps me out.
"I haven't found any mines yet. but I've located one lira
and a Roman hairpin."
March 1944, Page 352
"Meet me at the same lamp post tomorrow, Fifi - the boss
March 1944, Page 362
Nursing Bottle-Radio: "We wanted the baby's musical education
to start early."
March 1944, Page 372
That Wrist Radio: "Henry, Henry-y-y-y! You come home this
March 1944, Page 374
These Technically-Themed Comics Appeared in Vintage Electronics Magazines.
I personally scanned and posted every one from copies I own (and even colorized
February 9, 2021