1950s

The new Plymouth ’56 Suburbans (1956)

A dazzling all-new line... Plymouth '56 Suburbans All-new Aerodynamic Plymouth '56 8 magnificent new station wagons... 2 and 4 door. Biggest, longest in the field... new V-8s and 6s... your Plymouth dealer ... Read more...

Peach meringue cake recipe (1950)

Recipes from California kitchens If peaches can make history, the new canned clings from California really do! "The best crop we've ever produced!" growers tell us proudly. Bigger, brighter, more tender than e... Read more...

Gunsmoke opening credits (1955)

Adapted from the long running radio program of the same name, this popular western was the backbone of CBS’ Saturday night programming for 12 years, before anchoring the Monday night shows for its final four seasons.

See 6 kitchens from 1950

Here's a look at two real home kitchens and four model kitchens, all photographed in 1950. See the kitchens The kitchen in the Yerkes home in Georgetown, Washington, DC -- features a double width sink, glass-... Read more...

Bad breath making you a pariah? (1956)

"I'd give anything to belong..." Ann sighed as she looked enviously through the window at a happy group of boys and girls heading for the bowling alley. How she wished she were one of them. "I'd give anythi... Read more...

Pumpkin Dream Pie no-bake recipe (1959)

Pumpkin dream pie No cooking -- a magic filling with Jell-O instant pudding and new Dream Whip! Pumpkin pie was never so light -- or so easy to make. Jell-O instant pudding for the magic of no cooking! Ne... Read more...

Betty Grable for Lux (1950)

Betty Grable's famous legs ... always wear nylons washed with Lux flakes Lux flakes make even sheer nylons last twice as long. Betty Grable loves gossamer nylons -- but she's practical, too. She insi... Read more...

How to use your dial telephone (1957)

How to use your dial telephone When dialing Look in the directory for the correct number. Lift the receiver and listen for the "dial tone." The steady humming sound tells you the dial equipment is read... Read more...

A DIY picnic set (1955)

Make a picnic table that's BIG A DIY picnic set Our 3'-by-8' picnic table is planned for outdoor eating, with lots of people and plenty of food. The table seats eight comfortably (allowing the standard 24" ... Read more...

Collecting spider webs (1955)

Spider webs are amazing creations and fun to collect Watch nature's most gifted spinners weave. Know a collector's delight in finding and mounting their silken snares by John R Saunders, Chairman, Dep... Read more...

The beautifully-moving ’58 Chevrolets

The beautifully-moving '58 Chevrolets Sweet seventeen and not to be missed! Here's Chevrolet's whole happy family. Here's styling that sets a new style -- new developments in riding comfort that make the hi... Read more...

Albert Einstein dies (1955)

Einstein dies Dr Albert Einstein, whose thinking changed the history of man, died today at Princeton, NJ. The white-haired, world famous physicist of the "fourth dimension" had celebrated his 76th birthda... Read more...

How gals can be dainty misses (1953)

Daintiness is important in beauty picture by Helen Follett A gal may be a raving beauty, she may wear the finest fashions, but if she isn't a dainty miss, all her glamour's gone for naught. Daintiness me... Read more...

Frosty pineapple pie recipe (1953)

Vintage frosty pineapple pie recipe Make 9-inch stir-n-roll pie shell. Bring to a boil 1-1/4 cups crushed pineapple. Stir in until dissolved 1 pkg. lemon flavored gelatin. Mix in 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (dependi... Read more...

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