Audio Anthropology

Vertical Integration

Issue 137

Courtesy of Paul’s Posts reader Joseph Pickel: “My grandmother worked for Victor Talking Machines in Camden, New Jersey. Throughout the years, she had saved a few ads and I thought you might appreciate the enclosed [card] from 1913.” We certainly do.


Pioneer Personna S-99V audio system, 1980s? Is that a real ribbon tweeter? I Googled it and only got information on razor blades.


“Stereo at it’s upright best.” Well, maybe. The Mitsubishi InterPlay X-10 audio system, circa 1980s.


“A modern summer home,” according to this 1963 ad, complete with Motorola audio system. Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.

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