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February 28, 2023

40 Amazing Kodachrome Snaps Show What Life Looked Like in the Late 1950s

In the aftermath of WWII’s significant instability came the 1950s, suburbia, and the dream of a “picture-perfect” family.

The 1950s were boomer years. The economy boomed, and everywhere individuals were feeling the need for family and security after arduous years of the war. So, in 1950s family life, there was also a marriage boom, birth rate boom, and housing boom.

These amazing Kodachrome slides from George Broff that show what life looked like in the late 1950s.

Couple at the beach

Air show


Bathing suit girl

Beach couple

Beer cheers

Couple checking a map

Crystal store

Dinner group

Family portrait

Flowers and old people

Girl in a hat on a rock

Girl with a broken ankle

Girls in a car

Group in flowers

Group portrait

Hiking group

Kissing couple

Kissing couple

Ladies conversation

Lady in bathing suit

Lounging guy in a hat

Mountain climbing spring skiing, might be Tuckerman's Ravine in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

Mountain table

Old man on bench with dog

On the rocks

Outdoor group

Pan American World Airways

Home party

Plane girls

Ski posing

Skiing group with a dog

Smiling group

Tug of war

Two traveling ladies

Ukulele group

Unidentified Lady

Vintage photographer

Vintage photographer

Waterskin canteen and camera


  1. Found the first photo at the source and it says it is an Anscochrome, not a Kodachrome. Didn't check any of the others but they may not be Kodachromes.

  2. You seem to have an aversion to the word "woman"; they are either girls (they are adults) or ladies. Say it with me now: "woman." There, not so difficult . . . .

  3. Thanks for sharing all this information here on this page.




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