Teak, TV and Teenager – 1965

An engineer’s family with a teenager son and an eight year old daughter.

  • Teak, TV og tenåringer (Foto/Photo)
    The Living Room Haakon Michael Harris / Norsk Folkemuseum
  • New prosperity changes the interior
  • The TV changes social life
  • The new teenager culture
In this flat we show how these changes in society in the mid 1960s is mirrored in the home. On the TV-screen we show the news-broadcast from the day the labour prime-minister Einar Gerhardsen handed over his office to his non-socialist successor, after 20 years of social-democratic rule. But the TV has to compete with the roaring sound of the Rolling Stones from the record player in the teenager's room.