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Home designs & decor from the 1950s
Fashion & beauty in the fifties
The essential fifties housewife: A guide
See what was needed to put you in the running for a coveted stewardess job back in the '50s and '60s! Some requirements were grounded in reason, but many were just plain sexism in action.
The judgments are harsh, and nobody is worried about subtlety in these ridiculously mean vintage ads that ran in popular magazines years ago.
While not exclusively the domain of the fifties, the popularity of vintage pink bathrooms - including pink toilets, sinks and bathtubs and other home decor - reached its peak during the middle of the century.
Imagine getting paid to create retro-futuristic space-age inventions. Throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, that is exactly what commercial artist and futurist Arthur Radebaugh got to do.
Despite a spectacularly expensive launch, the Ford Edsel was one of the greatest business failures of all time. Take a look back at these vintage cars here!
Direct from '50s fashion experts come these tips for calculating a woman's body measurements for the ideal figure. See how much things have changed!
See vintage Milton Bradley board games like Uncle Wiggily, Candy Land, Go to the Head of the Class, Chutes & Ladders, Stratego, Concentration and others!
Get classic recipes for old-fashioned popcorn balls, plus peanut brittle popcorn balls, molasses popcorn balls, caramel sugared popcorn, confetti popcorn and popcorn squares
Lemon cheesecake pie appeals to menfolks and everybody - because it's not too sweet, thanks to the tang of fresh lemons. Try it!
Apparently stuck for a way to make toilet paper - particularly rolls of colored toilet tissue - more attractive to '50s housewives, advertising executives turned to the world of glamour and fashion for an assist.
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