23 photos that will make you see the 1950s differently

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Think the 1950s were all sock hops and suburban housewives? Think again! Scroll down to see a few of the coolest black and white photos from the 1950s.

Children's home in Pittsburgh,1950's

Children’s home in Pittsburgh

50s women walking down the street

Women walking down the street.

1950s fashionistas

1950s fashionistas posing.

1950's gas station

PURE gas station.

1950s pin up

1950s Pin Up

A couple hanging out on a lawn in las vegas, 1950.

A couple hanging out on a lawn in Las Vegas, 1950.

a soldier leaning out of a train to kiss his girl goodbye.

A soldier leaning out of a train to kiss his girl goodbye.

A tram in Hamburg, 1950's

A tram in Hamburg, 1950s

Airline TCA welcomes its 3-millionth passenger. July, 1950

Airline TCA welcomes its 3 millionth passenger. July, 1950.

An engineering student takes a robot through its paces, 1950.

An engineering student takes a robot through its paces, 1950.

baby transport, New Zealand 1950s

Baby transport, New Zealand, 1950s.

Bowling night, 1950's

Bowling night

 

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Women on their bikes

fashion

Posing in the wind

Girls with their rifles to protect their homes.

Women with their rifles to protect their homes.

gym class, Finland

Gym class, Finland, 1950.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1950

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1950.

photo booths

Photo booths offering 4 poses for 25 cents

shoe cleaning in the 1950's, Helsinki

Shoe cleaning in the 1950s, Helsinki.

Stickball playing in New York City, 1950's

Playing stickball in New York City

street photo

A street full of pigeons.

To draw people's attention to a new line of bathing suits, a department store in Tokyo used human models instead of mannequins to show off the suits. June 5, 1950.

To draw people’s attention to a new line of bathing suits, a department store in Tokyo used human models instead of mannequins to show off the suits. June 5, 1950.

Women volleyball on stilts, Venice.

Volleyball on stilts, Venice.




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