Social media, 1930s

These trucks, set up with a projector system and a structure for a screen in front of the vehicle, used to travel around to villages in the Italian countryside, spreading the word about fascism. Not only did people restore this vehicle, they got the projector working again.

Via, also.

4.9 sec parking

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