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    1953 Suzy Parker, photo by Clifford Coffin

    1950's champagne satin cocktail dress.


    Dorthy Counts-Charlotte NC was actually the first black in America to step foot in an all white school. in 1957 she was treated so badly she had to leave the school after 4 days. That's 3 years before Ruby Bridges or any other integration story. She was bullied and hit with stones. The harassment started when the wife of John Z. Warlick, the leader of the White Citizens Council, urged the boys to "keep her out" and at the same time, implored the girls to spit on her.

    September 25, 1957: the Little Rock Nine integrate Central High School in Little Rock, AR. #CivilRights

    June 19, 1953: #OTD Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed for conspiracy to commit espionage.

    June 25, 1950: #OTD the Korean War began. Newseum interview with Pulitzer Prize winning combat photographer Max Desfor:

    #OTD October 1, 1946, the Int'l Military Tribunal at Nuremberg sentenced 12 Nazis to death, 3 to life imprisonment & 4 to 10-20 years in prison.

    Happy United Nations Day! #OTD October 24, 1945, the UN was formally established.

    #OTD December 1, 1955, Rosa Park refused to give up her seat, sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

    Clayton Moore in the TV show \"The Lone Ranger.\" Hi-yo, Silver, away! In anticipation of Disney's big-budget \"The Lone Ranger,\" starring Johnny Depp as Tonto and Armie Hammer as the Masked Man, opening July 3, DreamWorks Classics is returning to the vintage 1950s Western TV series that starred Clayton Moore (1949-51, 1954-57) and John Hart (1952-53) in the title role and Jay Silverheels as Tonto.

    Eve Arden - Our Miss Brooks

    40s hair/makeup

    Hedy Lamarr , mathematician and actress. Inventor of frequency hopping spectrum still used for bluetooth and wifi technology.

    vintage 1950s dress / cotton 50s party dress / Honey by DearGolden, $124.00

    Kids on the dancefloor,1950 "score!"

    the bathing cap

    fifties chairs


    My grandmotherUsed One Just Like This Wringer Washing Machine When I Was A Little Girl in the 50's

    The term ‘teenager’ was first coined in 1944 and Seventeen magazine printed its first issue, showing off young styles for teenage girls. Teenagers didn’t want to dress like their mothers, and adopted styles to set them apart from the older crowd. They were obsessed with crooner Frank Sinatra, hung out at soda fountains and danced all night to jazz and swing music.

    kitchen step stool

    playing croquet in the yard

    These were so fun to make!

    I had a candy striper dress like this!