Monday, October 17, 2016

100 Interesting Color Snapshots (Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Sad) That Capture Everyday Life in the United States During the 1950s

Imagine a time machine. You’ve just climbed into it for the purpose of visiting the United States – in the 1950s.

In the '50s, America was a nation whose population was growing as never before. It was a nation where the popular culture of television was both reflecting and influencing its lifestyle.

But it was also a nation that believed it was on the edge of nuclear war.

Americans were happy to put World War Two behind them. The war ended in n1945. People were hopeful. They thought the world would be peaceful for a while.

These weird, sometimes funny, sometimes sad but decidedly interesting slides that capture everyday life in the United States in the mid-20th century.

(Images via Vieilles Annonces)

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