Television was introduced to Americans in 1939 and gained a foothold after World War II. In the 1950s, a boom in TV set sales and programming made TV America a preferred source of entertainment.
In 1950, only 20 percent of American homes had a TV set. Ten years later, nearly 90 percent of homes had a TV—and some even had color TVs.
To meet this growing demand, the number of TV stations, channels and programs increased. The 1950s was truly the golden age of television.
To attract buyers, manufacturers and advertising agencies created many interesting advertisements that tried to persuade people to buy TV sets. Some of these great TV commercials are collected in this article.