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RCA Victor's Television Caravan rolled into downtown Minneapolis in October 1947. Several hundred spectators flocked to Donaldson’s department store on Nicollet Avenue to see demonstrations of the new technology. The account below is from the Minneapolis Star, which sent a photographer but apparently didn't have room to run the photo.The next year, KSTP became the first TV station in Minnesota to broadcast regularly, beaming 12 to 14 hours of programming a week to about 2,500 television sets in the metro area.
|A fashionably dressed camerawoman shot a commercial for a fashion magazine during the 1947 TV demonstration at Donaldson's. She could be one of the first women to work a TV camera -- or an actress coached in camera basics, hired to grace the set. Does anyone recognize her?