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Turns out, this is Major Tom. Never meet your heroes. Nevertheless, I still love this 1969 photograph of a Radio Corporation of America customer gamely modeling one of the company's not quite space flight ready Extravehicular Communications System units.
This item is part of Hagley Library's RCA Victor Camden/Frederick O. Barnum III collection (Accession 2069). For over fifty years the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) was one of the country's leading manufacturers and vendors of radios, phonographs, televisions, and a wide array of consumer and military electronics products.Read more...
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