Compton, Los Angeles and/or Long Beach, California: [early 1950s]. Twelve black and white photographs measuring 8” x 10¼”. Generally very good with light to moderate wear and corner creases, and a small loss to the upper corner of one photo.
A wonderful collection of external and internal views of Tee Vee Corp, a Southern California appliance store that operated at least as early as 1949 and as late as 1977. One fantastic storefront view shows five different vehicles for the company including a van and a box truck, another depicts a showroom surrounded by oil derricks while one shows its location by the not-yet-completed Lakewood Circle Shopping District in Long Beach. Internal views include include two of a show room floor with lines of televisions, radios, refrigerators and more. Two show a man and woman demonstrating a combination radio turntable, one shows two men standing next to an enormous sign for a store contest and another shows a repairmen in the shop, working with a bunch complicated gadgetry.
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