Vintage Photos at Random

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Post by Kitty » Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:05 pm

Here's the full photo I just found.
"Hugo Gernsback (1884 – 1967), founder and publisher of popular science and science fiction magazines such as Radio News, Modern Electrics, Amazing Stories, and Wonder Stories, demonstrating the use of his 'television goggles' in his New York office, 1963. A bust of fellow inventor Nikola Tesla stands on a column behind him."(Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images)
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:02 pm

Did a bit of further looking on this. It was apparently a non-functional mock-up to show what the invention would look like. Below is an article on Gernsback with more info. He sounds a little on the nutty side (and maybe somewhat on the creepy side, too. :? ) http://www.erbzine.com/mag14/1464.html

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:55 pm

donnie wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:02 pm
Did a bit of further looking on this. It was apparently a non-functional mock-up to show what the invention would look like. Below is an article on Gernsback with more info. He sounds a little on the nutty side (and maybe somewhat on the creepy side, too. :? ) http://www.erbzine.com/mag14/1464.html
Thanks a lot for that article!! I'm having lots of fun reading it. It's sort of inspiring! Did you read the whole thing? I'm still in the process. I'm going to read his serial Ralph 124C41+ when I am through with the article and have time.
I like the writer of this article. It's kind of in a fun tone. I think they're making a special effort, especially in the beginning, to make him sound like a nutty inventor. Why do you think he seems a little creepy? The only thing creepy I see so far is maybe the use of the word 'niggling' which I'd never heard before. 😝
Maybe you mean his 'deep concern for sex and funerals' where he feels the need to shoot dead bodies into space. Weird! And sounds made up. I'd need more evidence for that. :lol:
Did you get the reference about instant newspapers in the home? I believe they were actually very expensive fax machines and only could print three pages at once.
I've never heard of Gernsback, but he seems to be very well known in the sci fi community!
I'll add more comments when I'm done with the article!
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:12 pm

Kitty wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Did you read the whole thing?
No, I just scanned pretty hastily through it.
Kitty wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:55 pm
Why do you think he seems a little creepy?...Maybe you mean his 'deep concern for sex and funerals' where he feels the need to shoot dead bodies into space.
That would be it. :lol:

I guess I should go back and look at this again. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:34 am

Lunchtime at Disneyland, 1961
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Post by donnie » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:40 pm

That is cool!!! :lol:

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Post by Kitty » Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:09 pm

London Zoo, 1937
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Sat Feb 23, 2019 6:54 pm

That’s a good one. :D

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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by donnie » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:29 pm

Back to Gernsback... :)

Here's one of his ideas. What I don't understand is what the advantage is of having the music under the tree. Wouldn't be easier just to listen to music on the radio beside the tree?
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Re: Vintage Photos at Random

Post by Kitty » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:33 am

Happy little girl with her cat in 1959 France.
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