1916 Victrola

1916nov26chicagotribuneA hundred years ago today, the November 26, 1916, issue of the Chicago Tribune carried this Victrola ad.

For $79.50 (or a dollar a week until paid), you could take home the Victrola, along with 12 selections of music (6 double-sided records). It was offered on a 30 day free trial, and the seller was confident that you would want to keep it as a permanent member of the family.

It was sold by the P.A. Starck Piano Company of 210-212 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago.

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