WWII Ad Promised That TV Was Just Around The Corner

Image Cache: I came across this fantastically modern ad in the April 1945 issue of Radio-Craft magazine and just had to share it with you. Browse through the cool photos, animations and diagrams in Gizmodo's Image Cache here.

The ad was for Detrola, a company based in Detroit, Michigan that made some absolutely gorgeous radio sets in the 1930s and '40s. Of course, the United States was still mired in World War II when this ad ran, so the company encouraged people to "keep on buying and keep those war bonds". But the theme that things will be better in the future should be familiar.

You'll notice that among the promises this ad makes for the future are an improved radio receiver, automatic record changers and the big deal innovation of tomorrow: Television.