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Linked In: 1924

Linked In: 1924

Washington, D.C., 1924. "By merely plugging the head telephone in the wall above the bed, each bedridden soldier in Walter Reed Hospital is provided with radio entertainment. A central radio system in the basement of this hospital feeds 900 head telephones scattered throughout the building." View full size.

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Never mind the headphones

I want that WATCH.

Missing Tag?

He's the Handsomest Rake I've seen on Shorpy in a while.

Now that is

One hot looking dude!

Went on to model for Robert Crumb

Reminds me of the cover of Zap Comix No. 0.

He'd fit right in

strolling down the sidewalk of any big city today, headphones and all!

That shawl collar henley

is absolutely trend right!

GQ advert?

If I didn't know any better I swear this could pass for a Hugo Boss or Armani ad in a men's magazine.

Multi Tasking

I wonder if the system also transmitted Electro-Shock treatments.

SHORPY OLD 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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