One sure giveaway to the age of a picture is the presence
of a wheat penny, a buffalo nickel, or a Mercury dime. This 1957 advertisement for Channel Master antennas has all three. It shows a walking
Liberty half dollar as well. Quarters haven't changed much over the years, with George Washington's head on the obverse side since 1932. The
wheat penny design ended in 1959 when the Lincoln Memorial
was put on the reverse side in its place. Thomas Jefferson's head has been on the
nickel since 1938. Theodore Roosevelt's head was ensconced
on the obverse of the dime in 1946. John F. Kennedy was
placed on the half dollar obverse in 1964. This
ad is about antennas, not coins, though. For a lot, if not most, of RF Cafe visitors, there has always been cable and satellite television.
For some, TV has always been available on their smartphones. Everyone's concept of history begins when he/she is born. Those of us who grew
up in the over-the-air broadcast world remember well the importance of having a good quality antenna, with a rotator, to be able to watch our
favorite cartoons and prime time shows. We remember going up on the roof with our fathers to install or repair an antenna, while a tag team
of one person watching the television picture in the living room and another leaning out the window to relay picture quality messages up to
the roof while adjustment were being made, was the standard modus operandi.
Channel Master Antennas Advertisement
Posted September 12, 2013