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October 29, 2011

Post-War American Life: 60 Amazing Color Photographs That Capture Daily Life in the U.S From the 1940s and 1950s

The end of the Second World War marked the beginning of a new era, not only for the United States, but also the entire world.

In America, the end of the war was met with much celebration and hope for the future, even as the threat of conflict with the Soviet Union loomed like a dark cloud.

The immediate postwar era was a time of uncertainty. Emerging from World War II as a victorious superpower, America's future appeared bright, even as complex geopolitical concerns spilled over into everyday life, affecting society at its most basic levels. Prosperity and social conservatism came to define the early postwar era, amid Cold War-related anxiety.


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