At a House Subdivided: 1950-1990
Objects Television, 1950
Television, 1950

Made by RCA Victor, Camden, NJ
Bristol Model
Wood, glass, metal

The Gerald Berg family of rural White Hall, Illinois, purchased this television for $371.62 in 1951 from Westerman Brothers in White Hall, IL. The Bergs put $100 down on the television and paid the balance with the proceeds from the sale of a hog. The family could only receive one channel on their new set and that was achieved by using a booster unit connected to an antenna on a hill 600 feet away.

Gift of Shirley & Gerald Berg, Virden, IL (1990.10.1-2)

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