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Look back at ’50s life in a small town (1952)

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The 1950s brought us a whole host of things — rock & roll, the jet age, the tail end of the baby boomers — and a whole glut of (sometime amusing) educational films.

While the video below, documenting all the work that goes into making a small town run, comes off a bit idealized and perhaps somewhat trite today, what it does still do very well is give us a small glimpse into the small town of the 1950s. Design, fashions, cars, buildings and culture are all on display here, and it’s interesting to see how all have evolved.

A day in the life of a small town in the 1950s

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