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The Way We Wore: The 1950s in Portraits, Photos, and Prints

The Way We Wore: The 1950s in Portraits, Photos, and Prints

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Knitted ensemble, 1953

New school dresses, 1950s.

Yellow and white ensemble, March 1959

Two young men dressed in the 'Teddy boy' style, British, 1953. Photo by Henry Grant. 'Teddy boy' style blended Edwardian and American fashions. Through slicked quiffed hair, draped jackets with velvet collars, narrow ties and peg trousers, the 'Teds' expressed their rebelliousness. By the mid-1950s Teds had attracted a reputation, especially among the media, for violent and criminal behaviour.

Two men dressed in the 'Teddy boy' style: 1953, Henry Grant

Model wearing summer playsuit, Italy, 1955

Tupperware postcard, 1957

Warren G. Harding High School students, Warren, Ohio, circa 1950s

Advertisement, Frederick's of Hollywood, 1957.

High-waisted shorts, c. 1950s.

Colourful petticoat fashions by Carol Brent at Montgomery Ward, 1950s.

Bride and groom, 1950

Cycling family 1950

Here is an old photograph of three young ladies modeling the latest clothing fashions of the early 1950s. They are identified as, from left to right, Louise, Betty, & Barbara.

Strollin', c. 1950s.

Thurston Hopkins - Tango in the East End, London, 1954

Ms. Ivy Nicholson in rayon crêpe cocktail dress by Jacques Fath, 1956. Photo by Jacques Decaux.

Rainbow lingerie, by Sears, 1959.

Vintage Christmas Photo 1950s pure joy!

"Singing Praise", Saturday Evening Post cover, March 7 1959, by Dick Sargent (American, 1911-1978)


Secretaries on a smoke break - 1950s

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British actress Jean Lodge wearing white draped chiffon gown adorned with maribou feathers, 1953

Stewardess school, 1958 Photo by Peter Stackpole

Road trip,1956

Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: California Vacation: 1956

San Francisco 1952, by Dorothea Lange