The Shorpy Archive
 
6000+ fine-art prints suitable for framing. Desk-size to sofa-size and larger, on archival paper or canvas.
 
Join and Share

 
Social Shorpy

To love him is to like him. Our goal: 100k "likes":

 
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Syndicate content
Daily e-mail updates:

 
 
 
 
Member Photos


Photos submitted by Shorpy members.

 
Colorized Photos


Colorized photos submitted by members.

 
About the Photos

Our holdings include hundreds of glass and film negatives/transparencies that we've scanned ourselves; in addition, many other photos on this site were extracted from reference images (high-resolution tiffs) in the Library of Congress research archive. (To query the database click here.) They are adjusted, restored and reworked by your webmaster in accordance with his aesthetic sensibilities before being downsized and turned into the jpegs you see here. All of these images (including "derivative works") are protected by copyright laws of the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be sold, reproduced or otherwise used for commercial purposes without permission.

WEB SITE & CONTENTS
© 2014 SHORPY INC.

[REV 25-NOV-2014]

 
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

The Dawn of Video Games: 1976

The Dawn of Video Games: 1976

My nephew David and Pong, December 25, 1976. Man, lookit them graphics! From my underexposed Kodachrome slide.

I'm a "today's kid" and I have to say...

...Pong can be pretty enthralling.

It's all relative

I wonder what today's kids would think of Pong?

The same thing our children's children will think of Wii.

~mrs.djs

The computer geek across the street

had pong and I babysat for his two girls when he and his wife went square dancing. I remember thinking how appropriate for them to 'square' dance... Anyway, I do remember spending hours messing with the game and finally getting it. It was mesmerizing. I also remember that their house was messy, they had modems everywhere and tons of Chex Mix....

Low-Tech Cool

Look how happy David is. I wonder what today's kids would think of Pong? That picture takes me back. We had a TV stand just like that one. I remember when we stopped using it, it was hung on the peg board in the garage. I knocked it down getting my bike out one day and it fell on the hood of my mom's car. Suprisingly, I didn't get into too much trouble over it.

 
THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG
Shorpy.com | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

Syndicate content RSS | Contact Us | Privacy Policy | Photo Use | © 2014 Shorpy Inc.