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Wards Airline radio

Date: 1937 - 1938 | Identifier: Tobacco Farm Life Museum
Before the invention of televisions, radios were a main source of family entertainment. Farm families of the early 20th century would gather around the radio and listen to the news and to their favorite shows. This form of entertainment was not only a way to relax after a long day working in the fields, but it also provided time for everyone to gather as a family. The radio seen here belonged to Watson-Alford Hardware Store in Kenly, North Carolina. The model is a Wards Airline Radio Model 62-419 Series A. Date approximated. The accompanying video describes its use. more...
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