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Broadcast: 1943

Broadcast: 1943

Father Smith broadcasting a news release in Spanish from his parish house broadcasting station in Questa, New Mexico. Photograph by John Collier, 1943. View full size.

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How could they cut off the DOG?

My first response was WHAT'S THAT UNDER HIS CHAIR? Nowadays, the animal would be featured, and the person would be an afterthought!


I wonder if he's still around today, & what he would think of our communication capabilities today.

re: Gear

I love the dog. I wish the photographer hadn't cut him in half.


Besides the Zenith console and the turntable atop it, I also see a car radio (top shelf, with a side panel missing) and what might be a wire recorder to the padre's right. Car batteries under the table may have been a backup or may have powered a transmitter directly. And course the faithful dawg on the rug.

SHORPY HISTORICAL PHOTO ARCHIVE | History in HD is a vintage photo archive featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1960s. (Available as fine-art prints from the Shorpy Archive.) The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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