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laurajane

Thanks for your comments, everyone!!

CelesteH

Love it LJ :)

pumpkinhead

Just love the old painted signs on the sides of buildings.

jacquescamus

great shot LJ

Robbiel

We didn't have a TV until 1959-60 but I remember we had a small Zenith. Cool photo LJ and good stories, thanks.

oddio

A nice piece of nostalgia, LauraJane. Thank you.
I think lyndee is right about Zenith being the last. I was working at their corporate headquarters when they moved most of their manufacturing to Mexico. Then eventually majority shares bought by a Korean firm and that corporation really took over the Zenith line.

laurajane

I remember watching all the old programs on the portable Zenith. My parents were delighted that my brother and I were off in their bedroom watching TV. That meant they could watch the big TV in peace.

pkin38

Does that bring back memories.....

laurajane

Thanks morris. Yes, tex, we sure would have a lot to show both our parents. My mom died of cancer in 1987 and my dad unexpectedly in 1999, when I was in Kenya, so far removed from the mainstream of life, that I didn't even find out until after the funeral. I bet they would really be amazed at the iPhone and iPad. Ha ha!

texasstar7

I remember those "portable" tvs with the carts, too, LJ. I've often wondered what my parents would think of what we have now. They've been gone a long time, and never saw cell phones, microwaves, HD flatscreens or computers. Wouldn't we have a lot to tell/show them?

morris186

Very cool photo, laura!!

laurajane

I pass this a lot but didn't really see it until this afternoon...when I was scouting out something photoworthy. Yes, lyndee, I remember that. Our first "portable TV" was a Zenith. It was on a metal rolling cart and all of a sudden we could move the TV around. Unheard of! We just thought it was the cat's meow. Heh heh. Thank you, chickie and lyndee.

lyndee

Zenith......use to be the top of the line in TV"s. I think it was the last one to leave the states.

chickiemama

Nice one Laura!

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