50 Incredible Vintage Photos of Life in America during the 1950s

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The Capital Records building is my favorite, (l have seen that get destroyed in Earthqauke movies, so many times, l have lost count) lol.

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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Some of the photos look older than '50's - but what possible interest do you have in photos of America in the past? Since that one is volume 2 - will we have another thread for volume 1? Why not photos of Australia?


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    • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Some of the photos look older than '50's - but what possible interest do you have in photos of America in the past? Since that one is volume 2 - will we have another thread for volume 1? Why not photos of Australia?

      Running out of thread ideas?
      I am a big M*A*S*H fan Kay and thought that it was cool to see what most of the characters out of that show went back to after their stint in Korea.

      But true he may have slipped in some old ones. Volume one, nah, two was enough, and Australia in the 50's, not worth it, we were overrun with Koalas, and Platypuses, not pretty.

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        Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

        Platypuses
        You mean platypodes.

        (singular = platypus; plural = platypodes)
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          Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

          You mean platypodes.

          (singular = platypus; plural = platypodes)
          Spare us the platitudes
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        Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

        I am a big M*A*S*H fan Kay and thought that it was cool to see what most of the characters out of that show went back to after their stint in Korea.

        But true he may have slipped in some old ones. Volume one, nah, two was enough, and Australia in the 50's, not worth it, we were overrun with Koalas, and Platypuses, not pretty.

        well most of the planet was still in pre industrial mode .. or digging out from ww2 mode in the 1950's ..in fact i am pretty sure Cuba today you can get plenty of photos of people still driving these kinds of cars and with 1950's or 1960's living standards ..or the living standard american middle class had.. that we consider dirt poor today .. or trailor trash ..

        I'm only forty.. but the one thing i would really like america to return to doing that Americans did in the 50's and 60's .. is look forward to the amazing future that science and technology promised .. instead of the gloom and doom that has been the future view as long as i can remember
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          Originally Posted by Odahh View Post

          is look forward to the amazing future that science and technology promised
          That won't be happening. Too many people in this country ridicule science and fear technology. That's a recipe for disaster. Shouldn't be long, now.
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          • Profile picture of the author Odahh
            Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

            That won't be happening. Too many people in this country ridicule science and fear technology. That's a recipe for disaster. Shouldn't be long, now.
            well it is 2018 .. and American luddites have as much chance of success as the luddite in England 200 years ago ..and tech innovation is happening all over the world not just in the US ..It Us to be that the smartest from the world at least from china india ..and other Asian countries had to come to the US..to get ood jobs and have a good life ..

            now the wealthy parents in Asia send their children to colleges here where they kick butt academically..and watch the silliness of American student.. then go back to their countries and get good jobs ..have better lives than they can get here .. for a fraction of the cost of living here .
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    Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post

    50 Incredible Vintage Photos of Life in America during the 1950s Volume 2 - YouTube

    The Capital Records building is my favorite, (l have seen that get destroyed in Earthqauke movies, so many times, l have lost count) lol.

    my mom and aunts, they were all great cooks and competed with each other, but mom's MEATLOAF was the clear winner.

    Thanks for the memories.

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    Great meatloaf isn't a memory around here - we improved on 'Mom's' recipe and make it often.
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    early 50's - the Korean War


    The 1950's are often treated as an 'old ideal' but a lot was going on - the beginning of desegregation - entry of women into the workplace in positions other than teacher/nurse/caregiver...


    It was not an ideal society - polio - no reliable birth control for women - many mentally ill people committed long term into 'looney bins' - rape victims asked what they did to 'invite attention' - ....etc


    Like every decade - the 50's had its charm and a darker side.


    instead of the gloom and doom that has been the future view as long as i can remember

    But...that is YOUR interpretation of the 'view' - others are more optimistic.
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      entry of women into the workplace in positions other than teacher/nurse/caregiver...
      That was the beginning alright. The beginning of the end.

      I worked hard all day. Where's my dinner???
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  • Aw, see -- I got so hypnotized by the allurin' soundtrack while I was driftin' off into (srsly pre-Moi) nostalgia I kinda plucked off alla my eyebrows.


    Another 30 seconds, mebbe ima tweezer my eyeballs offa my face -- which is kinda sad bcs clearly there gonna be a Part 3 in this series prolly I would wanna look in on -- if only for the immaculately coiffured hair an' the swooshilicious outfits.


    Meantime, anywan tasted my dinnah KNOWS jus' how subtle is the taste of DIGESTIVE TRACT LININ' when arranged all kinda artsy on your plate alongside the previously enjoyed meal you jus' ated & regurgitated.
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    I'm calling fake news on this. Everyone knows the 1950s were black and white.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

    You mean platypodes.

    (singular = platypus; plural = platypodes)
    "Gesundheit".

    Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

    early 50's - the Korean War

    The 1950's are often treated as an 'old ideal' but a lot was going on - the beginning of desegregation - entry of women into the workplace in positions other than teacher/nurse/caregiver...

    It was not an ideal society - polio - no reliable birth control for women - many mentally ill people committed long term into 'looney bins' - rape victims asked what they did to 'invite attention' - ....etc

    Like every decade - the 50's had its charm and a darker side.
    Ok, l heard that was when the US was, or had the highest standard of living on the planet, and tech, and innovation was booming.

    Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

    I'm calling fake news on this. Everyone knows the 1950s were black and white.
    Blashemy!

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    • Profile picture of the author Odahh
      Originally Posted by tagiscom View Post


      Ok, l heard that was when the US was, or had the highest standard of living on the planet, and tech, and innovation was booming.

      l:
      yeah but if you look at the actual standard of living ..and that much of the rest of the world was still digging out from ww2 ..and the US had a fully intact manufacturing infrastructure and the marketing propaganda system in place to turn the american public into a consumer society ..which was part of why the the corporations created broadcast tv and the middle class .
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    This is quite a well done video, showing the tech, from the 50 on-wards for a while.

    A microwave in the 50's!

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