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
Women walking down the street.
1950s fashionistas posing.
PURE gas station.
1950s Pin Up
A couple hanging out on a lawn in Las Vegas, 1950.
A soldier leaning out of a train to kiss his girl goodbye.
A tram in Hamburg, 1950s
Airline TCA welcomes its 3 millionth passenger. July, 1950.
An engineering student takes a robot through its paces, 1950.
Baby transport, New Zealand, 1950s.
Women on their bikes
Posing in the wind
Women with their rifles to protect their homes.
Gym class, Finland, 1950.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, 1950.
Photo booths offering 4 poses for 25 cents
Shoe cleaning in the 1950s, Helsinki.
Playing stickball in New York City
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.
Volleyball on stilts, Venice.