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Gamers: 1924

Gamers: 1924

"Radio at Garfield Hospital, Washington, circa 1924." View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative, Library of Congress.

 

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Farkology

Get with the Program

I think they're listening to an early interactive radio program.

Host: Good afternoon and welcome to "How to Play Checkers." All right then, each player choose a color. Player one, move a piece. Player two, move a piece. Player one . . .

Tuned In

Yes, a crystal set. Very easy to make. Used right into the 40's too with soldiers cobbling them together during WWII with stuff lying about. Lots of instructions on the net if you look up "foxhole radio."

Multitasking

Are they listening to some show or ballgame while playing checkers or are the activities somehow connected?

Radio

Looks like they are listning to some kind of crystal set radio.

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