Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hi-Fi Components at Mail Order Prices

When this ad appeared in 1958, the space race was all the rage and Sputnik had just been put in orbit in 1957 by the Soviet Union.  The tube with the electrons around it is reminiscent of a satellite and is just perfect for the tenor of the times. As related in earlier posts,Tip-Top would later move to the corner of Third and Racine Streets.

1 comment:

  1. On the day Sputnik was launched, Oct 4, 1957, Sister Mary Lawrence, in sophomore sociology class made us kneel by our desks and pray that the Godless Commies wouldn't rain down H Bombs on us (from a satellite the size of a volleyball??). Our prayers were answered.
    Jim Krahenbuhl