50 Amazing Vintage Photos From the 1950s Volume 8

The 1950s (pronounced nineteen-fifties; commonly abbreviated as the “Fifties” or the ” ’50s”) (among other variants) was a decade that began on January 1, 1950, and ended on December 31, 1959.

Throughout the decade, the world continued its recovery from World War II, aided by the post-World War II economic expansion. The period also saw great population growth with increased birth rates and the emergence of the baby boomer generation. Despite this recovery, the Cold War developed from its modest beginnings in the late 1940s to a heated competition between the Soviet Union and the United States by the early 1960s. The ideological clash between communism and capitalism dominated the decade, especially in the Northern Hemisphere, with conflicts including the Korean War in the early 1950s, the Cuban Revolution, the beginning of the Vietnam War in French Indochina, and the beginning of the Space Race with the launch of Sputnik 1 in 1957. Along with increased testing of nuclear weapons (such as RDS-37 and Upshot–Knothole), the tense geopolitical situation created a politically conservative climate. In the United States, a wave of anti-communist sentiment known as the Second Red Scare resulted in Congressional hearings by both houses in Congress. The beginning of decolonization in Africa and Asia also took place in this decade and accelerated in the following decade. (Wikipedia)

Daytona Beach, Florida, 1959
Panorama of London Piccadilly Circus at night, 1958
Men with five racing Greyhounds in Steeton, near Keighley, Yorkshire, 1950s
1950s fashionistas
Young woman next to a 1959 Nash Rambler station wagon.
Cary Grant having fun onstage at the Regal Cinema, Glasgow, July 1958.
Marilyn Monroe tries to go shopping while fans and media watch, 1957.
Ship canal and Fremont Bridge, Seattle, 1957
Tram number 187 on route 16 in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina, 1950s.
Marilyn Monroe freshens up in a public restroom in Chicago during a publicity tour, 1955.
Segregated water fountains in North Carolina, 1950.
Atomic bomb testing in the Nevada desert, 1957
Horse tram in Douglas, Isle of Man, 1959
Terraces on the Diagonal, Barcelona, 1950.
Big Snow, 42nd Street, NYC, 1956
Children cross the river using pulleys on their way to school in the outskirts of Modena, Italy, 1959.
Dreaming, 1952.
The parking lot at Venice Beach, 1952
Two girl models standing on the roof of a Land Rover in Florence, Italy, 1958
Place de l’Opéra, Paris, 1951.
Place de la Concorde, Paris, 1955.
Grand café d’Agay, Saint-Raphaël, France, 1950s.
Winter at the Vatican, Rome, 1958.
Fishermen’s stores, Hastings, East Sussex, 1956.
Classic cars in a building yard in Rochester, NYC, 1950s.
Vikki Dougan, 1953.
Brigitte Bardot signs her photograph for a young boy at the Cannes Film Festival in 1956.
Juliette Greco assists then boy friend Miles Davis on his horn, Paris, 1954.
19 year-old Brigitte Bardot photographed in France at the Cannes Film Festival in 1953.
Lauren Bacall, Humphrey Bogart and Marilyn Monroe at the premiere of ‘How to Marry a Millionaire,’ 1955.
Times Square, 1952.
New York, 1955.
New York City subway system at rush hour, 1950s.
Boy at Llanelwedd School in Builth Wells, Wales, 1952.
A llama in Times Square, New York City, 1957.
5th Avenue and 60th Street, NYC, 1958.
Students at Los Angeles City College gather to read about the campus ban on shorts, 1958.
Jimi Hendrix with his first electric guitar in Seattle, 1957.
Over Lower Manhattan, NYC, 1953.
Orange Float, 1950
Street scene in Chester, Cheshire, England, 1950s.
Girl looking the cityview from a hill in Bath, Somerset, England, 1950s.
Street scene in Southern Germany, 1956.
Ice Fishing from the ’46 Chrysler New Yorker, Michigan, 1955
Girl rides on motorbike, 1955.
Kids playing boxing on a street in Toronto, Canada, 1950s.
Railway station in Austria, 1958.
Playing in the snow in the driveway, Warren, Ohio, 1951.
Street in Atlanta, Georgia, 1959.
Venice in 1958.

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