Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Home Style Cooking

March 24, 1959 Appleton Post-Crescent
Who could withstand the lure of Menasha's first stereophonic music while dining in coffee shop comfort?  In the 1950's, stereo was all the rage.  Tape recordings in stereo had been around since 1952 but they were prohibitively expensive.  Less expensive stereo records, on the other hand, had only been perfected in late 1957.  It all sounds so primitive today, when one can, say, watch a full length movie in the palm of one's hand.  But I'm sure the Valley's customers of 56 years ago reveled in the ambiance of stereophonic sound while enjoying their coffee and crullers.  

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