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listening booth, Wallachs Music City, 1953 by Manitoba Museum of Finds Art, via Flickr - There were listening booths in many record stores in the 1950s and 1960s. This one is in Hollywood, CA. I've listened to music in those booths MANY times in the 1960s. Also in Sound City in Canoga Park, CA. You could take a stack of albums in there and listen to them before you bought anything...and you weren't required to buy anything.

Listening to records in a "listening booth" when you were able to "try before you buy"

1950s.

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Calamine lotion used in the 1950s for sun burn, poison ivy blisters. It is a chalky pink color. Calamine is either a mixture of Zinc Oxide with about 0.5% ferric oxide or a zinc carbonate compound. In a 1992 press release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that no proof had been submitted showing calamine to be safe for use or effective in treating bug bites, stings & rashes from poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac.

+~+~ Vintage Photograph ~+~+ Classic scene from the 1950s

Canoga Park Bowl

Hires and fun go hand in hand! #vintage #1950s #root_beer #drinks #food #ads

the lost art of making a mix tape. the good times, remember the good times!

1950's

The matchbook cover of the Midwick Country Club, an exclusive club that opened April 19, 1913 in Monterey Park.

at the record store - 45 rpm

Undoubtedly one of my favourite 1950s Thanksgiving Day photos ever!

1950s.

Retro Kitchen Home Decor Revere Ware Copper Bottom Cookware Vintage 1950s Print Ads - I wish I still had the tea kettle. I still do have my pots and pans.

L.A. Wilshire 1950s

Greetings From San Fernando Valley California 1950s

Cocoanut Grove program

cutesy 1950's housewife

Remember the neighborhood mom and pop "Little Stores".