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OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS...

An unknown little girl by her tree in the early '30s. Remember those construction-paper chains and "Japanese lanterns" we used to make in school and at home while we had the measles?

1919 - Wow! A new crystal set! There were no commercial broadcasting stations in 1919. KDKA in Pittsburgh was the first in 1921 and even then was not on a regular schedule. They would put ads in the paper to tell you when to listen. About all you could get in these days was naval morse code wireless and ham radio geeks, but it was such a wonder! And expensive! That very simple set with half a dozen parts in it cost as much - adjusted for inflation - as a wide-screen HD-TV today. A handsome p

Antique blue gold Mercury Glass Beaded Czech Bohemian Russian Blue blue Christmas STAR Ornament