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November 8, 2019

50 Wonderful Color Pics Document the Trailer Life of an American Family During the 1950s

These wonderful pics from Leon Reed were taken by his father Walter Reed that documented the trailer life of his family around the United States during the 1950s.

Picnic by the side of the road, 1953

Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg, VA, 1953

Florida State Line, March 1953

Getting a load of slag, Warren, Ohio, 1953

Leaving for Florida, March 1953

On the beach at Daytona, 1953

Our car and trailer, driving on Daytona Beach, Florida, 1953

Our trailer in Christians Trailer Park, Morrison, VA, 1953

Playing in the sand, somewhere in South Carolina, March 1953

Snowstorm on the second day of our trip to Florida, Winchester, VA, 1953

Trailer park in Florida, 1953

Trailer park in Ormond Beach, Florida, 1953

Campsite at Cumberland Falls State Park, KY, 1954

Car and trailer along road in Tennessee, 1954

Car, trailer, lake at Bass Lake Beach, Indiana, 1954

Family at campground, Hayes State Park, MI, 1954

Jan jumping rope, trailer park in Lexington, KY, 1954

Lunch by the side of the road, with our trailer and some cows joining the party, 1954

Picnic table, Raccoon Creek State Park, PA, 1954

Campground at Rollins Pond, Adirondack State Park, New York, 1955

Campsite and trailer, Island Lakes Recreation Area, MI, 1955

Campsite at Cayuga Lake State Park, NY, 1955

Campsite at trailer park in Franklin, PA, August 1955

Campsite with Esso station at Mount Bromley, Vermont, 1955

Campsite, Cloverleaf Trailer Park, Pittsburgh, 1955

Car and trailer at Rogers Rock sign, Adirondacks, New York, 1955

Car, trailer, and cabins, Sterling-Monroe Beach State Park, MI, 1955

Jan and I pose with Grandpa Reed in the driveway, Ohio, 1955

Picnic at Cook Forest, PA, 1955

Bear by the road in Yellowstone, 1956

Boardwalk at Homestake Mine, Lead, SD, 1956

Campsite in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 1956

Car and trailer at 12,110 feet, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, 1956

First boardwalk of the trip, Yankton, SD, 1956

Jan and me in the Badlands, SD, 1956

Mom and Jan at 9666 feet - Powder River Pass, Wyoming, 1956

Mount Rushmore, 1956

Reed and Morris family picnic at Cook Forest, PA, 1956

Reed and Morris kids between the two trailers, PA, 1956

Trailer in Badlands National Monument, SD, 1956

Campsite at Miles Standish State Forest, MA, 1957

Clear Creek State Park, PA, 1957

Covered bridge at Beaverskill Campsite, Catskills, New York, 1957

Entrance to Skyline Caverns, Virginia, 1957

Mom, Jan and me at campground, Myles Standish State Forest, MA, 1957

Parked along the street in Mannheim, PA, 1957

Camping area at Holland (Michigan) State Park, 1958

Campsite along St. Lawrence River, Alexandria, NY, 1959

Car and trailer at campsite, Canisbay Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park, 1959

Entrance sign for Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada, 1959




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