A 'Matchless' Electronic Home - 1939 - Collection of Diane McCreary 2009 - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on image to enlarge)
We are still gleaning treasures from the artifacts loaned to the Museum Community by Diane McCreary this week.
Each and every item loaned or donated to your Museum is photographed or scanned, documented and stored both electronically and/or physically by The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. As your Museum grows, this task will grow as well.
Images from small booklets, such as this sales brochure done in 1939, entitled "A Picture Tour Through The 'Matchless' Electric Home - 3956 Wilshire Boulevard", tells us not only what was the state-of-the-art in the use of electricity for a home, but is useful for comparisons with our modern lives. 2009 - The Year of Valley History
Electronic Gate (detail) from A 'Matchless' Electronic Home - 1939 - Collection of Diane McCreary 2009 - Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on image to enlarge)
2009 - The Year of Valley History
Thinking about a "modern" electric gate from your home? Maybe you are one of those folks marketers call a "slow acceptor"? This is what such a gate looked like in 1939. In 1942 all such residential uses for metal and electrical power were put on hold until after the United States would win the Second World War.
The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.