Blog Posts - 1950s



When Airplane Food Was First Class – A Mouthwatering Look At What In-Flight Meals Used To Be Like in the Golden Age of Flying

Have you ever had any complaints about the meals served up to you during a long-haul flight? They are admittedly not the same as they were before. You can now travel back in time to the golden age of flying when airline food was actually first class.
by Vintage Everyday on Jul 30, 2016

Toronto 60 Years Ago – 25 Beautiful Color Photos Captured Everyday Life in the Capital of Ontario during the 1950s

Toronto is the most populous city in Canada, the provincial capital of Ontario, and the centre of the Greater Toronto Area, the most populous metropolitan area in Canada. A global city, it is an international centre of business, finance, arts, and cu...
by Vintage Everyday on Jul 30, 2016

Woman inside modern telephone booth, 1958

(Image: Library of Congress)...
by Vintage Everyday on Jul 30, 2016

The World in Color During the 1940s and 1950s Through Robert Capa's Lens

Famed photojournalist and founder of Magnum Photos, Robert Capa was primarily known for his black-and-white images. But after World War II he turned increasingly to color, fulfilling assignments for a variety of popular magazines such as Life and Hol...
by Vintage Everyday on Jul 29, 2016

Boy at Llanelwedd School in Builth Wells, Wales, 1952

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by Vintage Everyday on Jul 27, 2016

New York City subway system at rush hour, ca. 1950s

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by Vintage Everyday on Jul 26, 2016

Venice, Italy, 1957

Photo taken by Wolfgang Suschitzky...
by Vintage Everyday on Jul 25, 2016

Bangkok in the 1950s – Rare Color Snapshots Captured Everyday Life in the Capital of Thailand 60 Years Ago

These color snapshots were taken in Bangkok in 1956 by an American photographer when he worked in Siam (now Thailand) for several months in the mid 1950s doing mapping and survey work.See more »...
by Vintage Everyday on Jul 24, 2016

Book review and extract: Milkshakes and Heartbreaks at the Starlight Diner by Helen Cox

Join me today as I stop off at the Starlight Diner in New York as part of Helen Cox’s blog tour for her debut novel, Milkshakes and Heartbreaks at the Starlight Diner. Read on for my review and a little taste of the book! Esther Knight is sha...
by One More Page on Jul 13, 2016

Walkabout by James Vance Marshall

 Source: Personal Copy Five words from the blurb: Australia, outback, survival, Aboriginal, cultures Walkabout is a classic book about two American children who become stranded in the Australian outback after a plane crash. They are rescued by an Ab...
by Farm Lane Books Blog on Jul 1, 2016

75 Vintage Snapshots That Show What Summer Fun Looked Like From Between the 1920s and 1950s

Summer is for many a season of youth and dreams, of lighthearted moments we have longed for, as sunbeams and shadows stretch on hot sidewalks and a nightly breeze, along with crickets’ chirping, serenades our dreamy thoughts. These vintage snapshot...
by Vintage Everyday on May 21, 2016

20 Rare and Wonderful Color Photographs Capture Daily Transport in Tokyo in the 1950s

Post-occupation Japan is the period in Japanese history which started after the Allied occupation of Japan ended in 1952. Since that time, Japan has established itself as a global economic and political power. These wonderful color photographs captur...
by Vintage Everyday on May 20, 2016

Jell-O Crown Jewel Dessert

Who’s ready for some Jell-O? This recipe is from my original 1959 edition of the Joys of Jell-O. As is now tradition, every year I bring in a weird retro dish for my boss Kate’s birthday. In the spirit of … Continue reading →...
by Dinner is Served! on May 19, 2016

Vintage Hair and Make-Up – Interesting Advertisements for the Beautifying of Women in the 1950s

Women of all ages are always in need of beauty. Here are some interesting ads for the beautifying of women in the 1950s.See more »...
by Vintage Everyday on May 19, 2016

What Are These Guys Thinking? Here Are The 24 Most Ridiculous Vintage Men's Underwear Ads We Could Find

Perhaps in an effort to desexualize underwear advertising in the 1940s, '50s and '60s, many of the print ads for male underwear during this time have men modeling their underwear in places outside of the bedroom and fetid places. Places you s...
by Vintage Everyday on May 15, 2016

50 Stunning Black and White Candid Photographs of Celebrities of the Golden Age of Hollywood during the 1950s and 1960s

Emerging through a haze of cigarette smoke, martinis and blinding stage lights, Bob Willoughby's photographs of the Golden Age of Hollywood are an empathetic insight into the working and private lives of the stars of the era. His photographs of a...
by Vintage Everyday on May 13, 2016

Lambretta club on Augsburg streets, 1956

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by Vintage Everyday on May 7, 2016

40 Wonderful Color Photographs Capture Street Scenes of Cape Town, South Africa from between the 1950s and 1970s

These color vintage photographs offer a unique glimpse into the lives of South Africans who would feel the full force of apartheid through the 1950s and beyond...Adderley street, c.1950sGreenmarket Square, c.1950sUCT Rag, 1954Adderley street, 1955St.
by Vintage Everyday on May 7, 2016

30 Amazing Behind the Scenes Photos of Audrey Hepburn from the Making Romantic Comedy Film 'Sabrina' in 1954

British ingenue Audrey Hepburn had become a worldwide sensation in her first American film, Roman Holiday (1953). Sabrina, based on Samuel Taylor's Broadway hit, Sabrina Fair, would be the follow-up, and Paramount assigned it to Billy Wilder, one...
by Vintage Everyday on May 4, 2016

1950s Hand Drawn Dresses by Hermes

I don’t know very much about these fashions, except that they were captioned ‘Hermes Dresses, 1952’.  I love the idea of all the detail being drawn on, although I’m not sure they would look quite this fabulous in real life ra...
by We Heart Vintage on Apr 25, 2016


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