Yes, the device you’re look at above is an actual mobile phone from 1964. Simply put, they “were rugged, shock-proof, vacuum-tubed rigs that hijacked nearby radio waves, built so powerfully that car headlights dimmed when you talked.” Continue reading for one more picture.

By 1964 there were 1.5 million mobile phone users in the US. No, really. That’s not a joke. It comes directly from a report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project.

[via GizmodoBoingBoing]