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Remember retro Halloween costumes like these, from back when all the kids were wearing cheap and ill-fitting Hulk, Wonder Woman, and Bugs Bunny costumes from the drugstore or made their own creations?
Kellogg's Concentrate cereal debuted in 1959. Despite being nutritious and not sugary, commenters here make it clear that people loved the stuff!
With these vintage Disneyland tickets, visitors could enjoy their choice of dozens of Disneyland rides and attractions in Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Frontierland and Adventureland.
Cake baked in a pie shell... and a sauce that goes on at the top and ends up in a layer at the bottom of the cake. That’s Funny Cake - a Pennsylvania Dutch treat so intriguing, everyone who tastes it wants the recipe.
Get the history of ketchup, and see vintage catsup bottles of super-popular condiment in America that's come a long, long way to be a tasty dip for our fries.
Tiny Tears was a very popular baby doll back in the '50s - and the big selling point was that she cried 'real' tears - and wet her diaper.
Based on one of the many traditional needlework crafts, these vintage needlepoint designs might just inspire you to get creative in all-new ways!
Remember these classic Fisher-Price preschool toys, like the vintage corn popper, colorful xylophone, music box TV and chatter telephone?
How to chase men till they catch 'em was something every teen girl should know... or so said the 1950s editor of Seventeen magazine. Here are her tips on how to flirt & behave, just for the gals.
The '57 Pontiacs had a Strato-Streak V-8 engine - and told customers to try it to 'get a taste of the future today in America's Number One Road Car!'
'Magic Touch' vintage metal ice cube trays were hugely popular in the '40s, '50s & '60s because they let you easily release your ice without smashing it up.
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.
This no-bake banana pudding with vanilla wafers is such a spectacular dessert, you'd never dream it could be so quick and so easy to make. Bonus: Cooked banana pudding recipe.
This is perhaps the most popular recipe ever originated in the Hunt's kitchens! The reason? Juicy hamburger . . . melted cheese blended with the delicious flavor of Hunt's Tomato Sauce.
When the now-classic Disney film Sleeping Beauty came out at the end of the 1950s, moviegoers around the world were enthralled by the technicolor wonder, created by hundreds of artists over the course of six years. Find out more here!
Campfire: The full-size, full-flavored eating marshmallows (1959) (the ones kids like best) Campfire exclusive! 4 sealed boxes inside every package. Open one and the rest
These little vintage kiddie swimming pools were the perfect size to help introduce babies and children to water fun in the safety of their own shallow wading pools!
This new, revolutionary wall-mounted refrigerator and freezer that hangs from the wall is a completely new and advanced concept of modern living. Truly, it is the most convenient and magnificent refrigerator-freezer ever produced!
Vintage book clubs have been around since before the Depression - and while the titles have changed, the concept behind the membership isthe same. Here's a look back!
Starting back in the '50s, women were encouraged to start their own businesses, hosting Tupperware parties, and demonstrating how to use those popular plastic containers. Here's a look back!
More than one billion Colorforms sets have been sold since the '50s. They started with basic geometric shapes, then moved on to branded playsets.
If you need a book, you used to need to look for the most important item in the library -- the vintage card catalog.
If you look back at old home photos and these vintage sculptured and textured carpets were seen - three-dimensional carved or twisted patterns - you can pretty much bet you're looking at decor from the middle of the 20th century.
These old Plymouth Suburban station wagons from the '50s were big and long with rear-facing back seats - and even had fins. Check 'em out here!
Who was Uncle Wiggily? Find out more about the author of these serials and Uncle Wiggily books, see examples of the characters and artwork, and look back at a copy of 'Uncle Wiggily and His Friends' that was published in 1955!
Crown Jewel Dessert as a mold, a pie, and a spring-form pan dessert! Also known as Broken Window Glass Cake, this easy dessert fits busy schedules.
Want to see what some retro home decor looked like? We collected more than 140 vintage 1950s wallpaper samples, from classic to kitsch, and everything in between.
For decades, it was considered inappropriate for TV or movies to show a married couple sharing a bed. But did married couples really sleep in separate beds back in the '50s?
Check out these fantastic vintage '50s bathroom floors that range from the simple to the one-of-a-kind home decor!
Back in the '50s, a group brainstormed ideas to help a woman catch a man... and the suggestions are as cringeworthy, soul-crushing and outdated as you can imagine. Take a look at these 129 ways to get a husband and see for yourself!