The Farmer House Museum

A Glimpse Into the Past

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americanradiohistory.com:

A fascinating and unusual log book from around 1926.Published by CKLC in Red Deer, Alberta, it listed all Canadian stations as well as major US ones and includes a studio photo. Of interest is the existence of many 30 to 100 watt stations in that era, a product of hobbyist and civic broadcast clubs.

broadcastarchive-umd:

americanradiohistory.com:

A fascinating and unusual log book from around 1926.Published by CKLC in Red Deer, Alberta, it listed all Canadian stations as well as major US ones and includes a studio photo. Of interest is the existence of many 30 to 100 watt stations in that era, a product of hobbyist and civic broadcast clubs.

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Television in the 1950s, by Cary O’Dell:

The popular assumption of 1950s TV is that it was an endless black-and-white array of Lucy-esque antics, Uncle Miltie dressed in drag and dancing cigarette boxes. And while, granted, all of these things were in existence, to categorize the entire decade’s programming on such a limited—if entertaining—set of examples is to greatly skew our understanding of that 10 year period, and television’s role in introducing and exploring weighty, even controversial topics… [more]

broadcastarchive-umd:

Television in the 1950s, by Cary O’Dell:

The popular assumption of 1950s TV is that it was an endless black-and-white array of Lucy-esque antics, Uncle Miltie dressed in drag and dancing cigarette boxes. And while, granted, all of these things were in existence, to categorize the entire decade’s programming on such a limited—if entertaining—set of examples is to greatly skew our understanding of that 10 year period, and television’s role in introducing and exploring weighty, even controversial topics… [more]

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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.Thanks to Abstrakt Goldsmith for this nugget of history that most of us never learned in school.
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fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

KNOW YOUR HISTORY: Memorial Day was started by former slaves on May, 1, 1865 in Charleston, SC to honor 257 dead Union Soldiers who had been buried in a mass grave in a Confederate prison camp. They dug up the bodies and worked for 2 weeks to give them a proper burial as gratitude for fighting for their freedom. They then held a parade of 10,000 people led by 2,800 Black children where they marched, sang and celebrated.

Thanks to Abstrakt Goldsmith for this nugget of history that most of us never learned in school.

Via The Blue Street Journal

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revoltmonkey:

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broadway-paramore:

a-masterpiece-of-understatement:

When people constantly tell me “old movies are boring.”

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"Old movies aren’t funny because they don’t swear."

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"There aren’t any cute guys."

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"Are you trying to be a hipster or something?"

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"its in black and white"

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"There’s bad acting"

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"the story is pointless"

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lets not forget about Cary Grant

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"the special effects look fake"

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"They aren’t relevant anymore"

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