Life Before Equal Pay Day: 19 Vintage Photos of a Working Mother in the 1950s

In 1956, 16% of women with children under 6 worked outside the home. Twenty-seven-year-old Jennie Magill of Hammond, Ind., was one of them. When LIFE Magazine published a special double issue on “The American Woman: Her Achievements and Her Troubles,” the editors selected Magill for its cover. Smiling lovingly at her child, who smiles adoringlyContinue reading “Life Before Equal Pay Day: 19 Vintage Photos of a Working Mother in the 1950s”

14 Popular Vintage Children’s Toys of the 1960s

In the 1960s, as popular culture became ever more important, toys start to reflect the television, movies, and musical influences that children experienced during the decade. While the focus still remained similar to the types available for children in the 1950s, more and more toys featured labels associated with popular characters or celebrities like TheContinue reading “14 Popular Vintage Children’s Toys of the 1960s”

35 Lovely Photos of Child Star Natalie Wood During the 1940s

Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zakharenko) was an American actress of Russian descent. She started her career as a child actress and eventually transitioned into teenage roles, young adult roles, and middle-aged roles. As a teenager, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, for her role in RebelContinue reading “35 Lovely Photos of Child Star Natalie Wood During the 1940s”

54 Amazing Vintage Photos of Native American Children in the Late 19th Century

The Native Americans were grouped into tribes or nations usually based on the area they lived in and their culture such as their religion, customs, and language. Sometimes smaller tribes were part of a bigger tribe or nation. As best as historians can tell, these tribes were fairly peaceful prior to the arrival of ColumbusContinue reading “54 Amazing Vintage Photos of Native American Children in the Late 19th Century”

44 Amazing Photographs of Native American Girls From around 1900

Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States. A vast variety of peoples, societies and cultures subsequently developed. Native Americans were greatly affected by the European colonization of the Americas, which began in 1492, and their population declined precipitously due to introducedContinue reading “44 Amazing Photographs of Native American Girls From around 1900”

36 Vintage Photos Showing People Posing With Their TVs in the 1950s

Television is the first audiovisual device that changed the way people see entertainment. It opened the realm of recreation and mass communication. It made possible for people and families to watch live events in the comforts of their drawing room. By 1950s, the aftermath of World War II had faded away. Economy was booming againContinue reading “36 Vintage Photos Showing People Posing With Their TVs in the 1950s”

36 Wonderful Photos of Shirley Temple As a Child in the 1930s

Shirley Temple Black (1928-2014) was an American film and television actress, singer, dancer and public servant, most famous as a child star in the 1930s. Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three. In 1934, she found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. SheContinue reading “36 Wonderful Photos of Shirley Temple As a Child in the 1930s”