Sunday, April 26, 2015

Listening to a Radio Crop Report 1923


Farmers poked the "cat's whisker" of their crystal sets around on a piece of quartz until they picked up the crop reports and then listened intently. The information they heard through their earphones helped them decide what to raise and when to sell. This farmer is listening to a 1923 broadcast from Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of National Archives and Records Administration.

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