Television is the first audiovisual device that changed the way people see entertainment. It opened the realm of recreation and mass communication. It made possible for people and families to watch live events in the comforts of their drawing room.
By 1950s, the aftermath of World War II had faded away. Economy was booming again and people had cash in their wallets. It was the popular period of television. Popularity of radio and print media began to fade away gradually, as television set its hold on people's life.
Here is an interesting collection of retro photos that shows people posing with their televisions in the 1950s.