The Price Is What?

Seemingly a simple street view of Henderson, NC, this postcard was mailed to New York City in 1958 bearing one Hendersonian’s guess for The Price is Right’s Home Showcase contest. Thinking about consumer society and the explosion of mass-marketed home appliances and electronics during the 1950s, I’d be curious to know what item she was bidding over eight thousand dollars on – and how much it would cost today!

3 thoughts on “The Price Is What?”

  1. It seems that Ms. Emma Boothe wasn’t the only North Carolinian using post cards to contact The Price is Right. This postcard Nelson’s Good Food has the following guess on the back: “Bedroom showcase, The Price is Right, Box 363, New York 46 NY; $2388.35” and was sent by “Miss Georgia Caporal” in Raleigh, NC.

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