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1950s Unlimited
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Spring Along the Mississippi, 1949
Loomis Dean
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Senator John F. Kennedy, 1960
Campaign trail in rural Wisconsin 
Not only was Kennedy young, he inspired the nation’s young people, too, like this crowd that greeted him on the campaign trail in rural Wisconsin and thousands of others who now jumped at the chance to work for the government. “Young people running for office explained that Kennedy had made politics respectable.” wrote historian and Kennedy aide Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. “What perhaps they more often meant was that he had made it rational.”
The Century, a chronicle of the 20th century
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Colorama Photographs
Eastman Kodak Co. Courtesy George Eastman House

"From 1950 until 1990, Kodak’s gigantic Colorama photographs dominated the east wall of Grand Central’s Main Concourse. Using what was then innovative technology to print oversize photos that measured 60 feet in length and nearly 20 feet high, these images portrayed an idealized view of American life. They promoted photography as essential for documenting leisure activities as well as capturing special family moments with beautiful, richly-colored photos.”
vintage everyday
Colorama Photographs
Eastman Kodak Co. Courtesy George Eastman House

"From 1950 until 1990, Kodak’s gigantic Colorama photographs dominated the east wall of Grand Central’s Main Concourse. Using what was then innovative technology to print oversize photos that measured 60 feet in length and nearly 20 feet high, these images portrayed an idealized view of American life. They promoted photography as essential for documenting leisure activities as well as capturing special family moments with beautiful, richly-colored photos.”
vintage everyday
Colorama Photographs
Eastman Kodak Co. Courtesy George Eastman House

"From 1950 until 1990, Kodak’s gigantic Colorama photographs dominated the east wall of Grand Central’s Main Concourse. Using what was then innovative technology to print oversize photos that measured 60 feet in length and nearly 20 feet high, these images portrayed an idealized view of American life. They promoted photography as essential for documenting leisure activities as well as capturing special family moments with beautiful, richly-colored photos.”
vintage everyday
Colorama Photographs
Eastman Kodak Co. Courtesy George Eastman House

"From 1950 until 1990, Kodak’s gigantic Colorama photographs dominated the east wall of Grand Central’s Main Concourse. Using what was then innovative technology to print oversize photos that measured 60 feet in length and nearly 20 feet high, these images portrayed an idealized view of American life. They promoted photography as essential for documenting leisure activities as well as capturing special family moments with beautiful, richly-colored photos.”
vintage everyday
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rogerwilkerson:

Ford Family
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rogerwilkerson:

Coca Cola - 1956
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Hip New Co-Ed Party Games
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sharontate-polanski:

Richard Beymer and Sharon Tate
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udhcmh:

Interior art in Hollywood Detective varied from crude to passable but only ever had one thing on its mind…
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Yeehaw!
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honey-rider:

Anne St. Marie by Jerry Schatzberg
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udhcmh:

Don’t say “money,” say “cabbage” or “geetus.”
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loverofbeauty:

1966