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November 6, 2020

40 Amazing Kodachrome Slides Show Life of the U.S. During the 1950s and Early ’60s

The 1950s was a decade marked by the post-World War II boom, the dawn of the Cold War and the Civil Rights movement in the United States. “America at this moment,” said the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1945, “stands at the summit of the world.”

Life of the U.S. during the 1950s and early 1960s

During the 1950s, the United States was the world’s strongest military power. Its economy was booming, and the fruits of this prosperity–new cars, suburban houses and other consumer goods–were available to more people than ever before.

However, it was also an era of great conflict. For example, the nascent civil rights movement and the crusade against communism at home and abroad exposed the underlying divisions in American society.

These amazing Kodachrome slides were found by roz leibowitz that show what life of the U.S. looked like during the 1950s and early 1960s.

A woman's delight

Blue and gold

By the window



Farmer's friends

Flamingo park

Hold all calls

Kids holding lion kittens

Lovely shadows with the baby leaning forward into the light

Man overboard

Morning study

Motor home

My friend and I

Parrot jungle


Playing cards

Red crash


Silly people doing silly things

Smiling ladies

Stamped: “1952”

Stamped: “March 13, 1958”


The bonnets

The dark sea

The dresses

The end of civilization

The laundress

The midnight raid

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The swan


Winter window

With very large fig leaves

Written on slide: “Joy, Lillian 57 Dodge”

Written on slide: “Lois and hairdryer”

Written on slide: “Steven at Halloween Oct. 54”

Written on slide: “Train trip return by car May 56”

Written on slide: “Wichita? '54”


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