Radio-Themed Exhibit Takes Visitors Back in Time

Antique board games, perfume, and Valentine’s Day cards on display

22 March 2018

Consumers were obsessed with broadcast radio when it was introduced in the 1920s. All sorts of items were created to celebrate the new technology. Many were recently on display at the IEEE Operation Center, in Piscataway, N.J., as part of the “Radio Days, Radio Craze” collection, courtesy of Jerry and Marsha Simkin, co-founders of the New Jersey Antique Radio club. Here are some of the items photographed by The Institute as well as images provided by the IEEE History Center.

This article is part of our March 2018 special issue on the future of television.

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