Rip Discovers Radio


Rip Discovers Radio  is a 1939 promotional booklet from the Radio Corporation of America (RCA). It was distributed by RCA at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The booklet/brochure is informational and showcases RCA’s advancements in technology over the history of the company. 

The story follows Rip Van Winkle when he wakes up in Central Park in 1939 with no idea what radio is! Luckily he finds a tour guide who fills him in on radio technology and RCA’s other advancements.

This piece is part of the Sarnoff Collection at The College of New Jersey.