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”
These intimate snapshots that show the atmosphere of Thanksgiving dinners from the 1950s and 1960s.
Geometric shapes, floral patterns, and vibrant colors, including copious amounts of orange, were all design features of the decade, and although many view the 1970s as the decade style forgot, there is much from the period that is worth reviving.
1960 was the pinnacle of the Wagon Era. Who else remembers piling as many kids as we could into the old wagon and watching a movie at the drive-in? No seat belts, no stress, just playing games and waving at the people in the other cars! If you are over 40, you definitely remember drivingContinue reading “18 Photos Showing 1960s Station Wagons”
The father/daughter relationship is a special one, a thought that’s not lost on these famous fathers. Whether they’re brand-new daddies just learning the ropes of parenthood or experienced family men, these busy showbiz dads make time for the lil lucky ladies in their lives. Scroll down for a selection of cute celebrity dads and theirContinue reading “30 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Famous Dads With Their Daughters”
At the height of the Second World War, in April 1943, LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt came to Penn Station and captured the sorrowful farewell scenes between young soldiers and their families. These forlorn figures, who were bidding goodbyes, seemed to anxiously fear that they might never have any chance to reunite with their loved onesContinue reading “34 Amazing Vintage Photos Showing Farewell Scenes at Penn Station during World War II”
They do everything: washing dishes, cleaning, laundry, clothesline, taking care of children in the spirit of fun and smiles on their faces. They are young beautiful housewives of the 1940s and 1950s. The life of the average married woman in the 1940s and ’50s was very different from that of today’s woman. This was theContinue reading “32 Vintage Photos of Young Housewives From Between the 1940s and 1950s”