Television in hiding: Early television sets in Finland

Maija Mäkikalli

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The article examines early television sets in Finland as material objects manufactured and consumed during the first decades of television broadcasting in the country - the 1950s and 1960s. The study discusses the feelings and attitudes of educated and 'culture-conscious' people regarding the new medium as well as the ideals associated with technology and decorating the home, in particular the living room. Of particular interest are television models with doors. Their production ceased by the early 1970s, prompting the question: how can we explain this phenomenon which lasted a mere ten to fifteen years?.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-176
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Popular Television
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoEC publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

Field of science

  • History and archaeology


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