Decades - 1950's
CAPTION: Irene Kaufmann Settlement--Art Class. NOTES: Center Ave., Hill District. PHOTOGRAPHER: Esther Bubley. DATE: June 1950. HEADING: Pittsburgh. Social Settlement. Irene Kaufmann Settlement.; Pittsburgh. Children. #: Neg. Number 65; A255. From the Collections of the Pennsylvania Department, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
In the 1950s Elvis Presley's music and " suggestive " dancing was the subject of considerable controversy. Critics saw him as a dangerous influence on American teenagers, particularly if those teenagers were white, Northern, and middle class. © Bettman/CORBIS Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2004 Macmillan Reference USA, COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale, Cengage Learning.
Las Vegas. Casinos and hotels light up the night for gamblers and tourists in 1950s Las Vegas. The birth of "the Strip" in Las Vegas forever changed the face of legalized gambling in America and established a gambling Mecca that people from all walks of life could visit and enjoy. © Corbis Full Text: COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale, Cengage Learning.