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The 1950s

Do you remember the golden age of the 1950s? Read and share your own memories of the time when fashion meant twinsets, music was rock ‘n’ roll, movies were at the drive-in, and Elvis ruled the radio.

1940s There was a time when a size 16 was fashionably slim.

I Was a Real Size 16!

We salute reader Norma Timberlake for sending us her vintage sewing patterns, which transported us ...

1950s Herbert Cropp is lucky for the series of events that helped him meet his wife Bonnie.

How I Met My Spouse: We Were Meant to Be

In the 1950s, I was 17 and ran the family farm after my dad died. ...

1950s The audience went wild over music from great performers, like LaVern Baker and Eddie Fontaine.

Good Times and Music at Alan Freed’s Easter Jubilee Rock Out

I came across this photo, taken at the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in April 1955. To ...

1950s Here's Bill Domenico modeling the latest fashions from Jacobs Junior Shop.

My Short-Lived Modeling Career

One evening in 1951, I participated in a show for Jacobs Junior Shop at the ...

1940s Vintage Images/Getty Images

5 Stories of Extraordinary Moms

We can’t put it better than reader Lynne McDermott Rickert: “Our mother is still the ...

1940s REM November N&D Washing Machine

The Wonders of Our First Fancy Washing Machine

During the ’40s and ’50s, in Columbia, South Carolina, our comfortable home was always “open ...

1950s grandma holding monkey

Kissed by a Monkey!

My grandkids and I have a tradition of playing a question game we made up. ...

1950s couple's wedding day

How We Met: It All Started at the Gas Station

In 1954, my mother, Frances Orem, worked at an all-girl gas station near Fairchild Air ...

1950s vintage pie ads

Vintage Ads: “We Do The Work, You Bake The Pie!”

As temperatures drop, nothing beats the warmth and aroma of a fresh, home‑baked pie. Featuring ...

1950s aunt ida at work

Aunt Ida Rang the Town

1950s, Pennsylvania: During every single summer until my 11th year, I spent most of my ...