Wickipedia has the entire history of the first ICONOSCOPE invented in the early 1900's.
I looked for a picture of a early television set our family had and found this one circa 1957 of one of my MIL's sets and this one has my husband and his cousin in front--they were dressed up for something.
Notice the rabbit ears? It was probably an RCA or Philco set.
Did you have a similar one? What programs did you watch? Of course you had three channels and had to get up and turn the knob!
Hubby says he remembers Sky King, The Lone Ranger, Amos and Andy and the Real McCoys. He used to go home from school and watch them.
Of all the monumental moments I remember was the coverage of President Kennedy's funeral. And what about that walk on the moon in 1969!
My hubby and I bought a color TV in 1967 from Montgomery Ward and when my Mom and Dad came to visit us they were convinced they needed one too.
What a phenomenal change since then, what with every little gadget you can view anything you want at any time!!!
Thanks go out to Mrs. Nesbitt and Roger for this wonderful weekly party. Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY