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1950s Unlimited
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Commuters, 1953
Commuters return from downtown Chicago to Park Forest Illinois. As in other suburbs across the country, the population of Park Forest grew more than threefold between 1950 and 1960. Most of its inhabitants were young white families with a husband in a promising corporate job and a wife who stayed home to raise the children.
The Century; a Chronicle of the twentieth century
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Senator John F. Kennedy, 1960
Democratic convention
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The construction of the Eiffel Tower, 1887-89.
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WWII soldiers get their last kiss before being deployed.
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1971 Trying to get signatures supporting the “Small breasted woman of America”, Strip Tease artist Scarlett O’Hara is arrested for wearing no clothing in public.
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This Is Cape Canaveral
Miroslav Sasek
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Nat’l Guard Subdues Cicero Race Riots 1951When a black family attempted to move into an all white neighborhood in Cicero Illinois,the National Guard had to be called out to subdue rioting protestors. July 1951
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JFK on the campaign trail
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Twa First Class Lounge c.1958
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Teens enjoy a game of monopoly at the “TIN CAN-TEEN”, 1945
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Disneyland Entrance ca.1966
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Eastern Airlines Stewardesses 1960s
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Trinity, July 16th 1945
The first nuclear explosion in history took place in New Mexico at the Alamogordo test range in the Jornada del Muerto (journey of Death) desert. 
"In that brief instant in the remote New Mexico desert the tremendous effort of the brains and brawn of all these people came suddenly and startlingly to the fullest fruition. Dr. Oppenheimer, on whom has rested a very heavy burden, grew tenser as the last seconds ticked off. He scarcely breathed. He held on to a post to steady himself. For the last few seconds, he stared directly ahead and then when the announcer shouted "Now!" and there came a tremendous burst of light followed shortly thereafter by the deep growling roar of the explosion, his face relaxed into an expression of tremendous relief. Several of the observers standing back of the shelter to warch the lighing effects were knocked flat by the blast.…All seemed to feel that they had been present at the birth of a new age — The Age of Atomic Energy — and felt their profound responsibility to help in guiding into the right channels the tremendous forces which had been unlocked for the first time in history.”Brigadier General Thomas F. Farrell, describing his impressions at S-10,000 a bunker 10,000 yards south of Trinity
Trinity, July 16th 1945
The first nuclear explosion in history took place in New Mexico at the Alamogordo test range in the Jornada del Muerto (journey of Death) desert. 
"In that brief instant in the remote New Mexico desert the tremendous effort of the brains and brawn of all these people came suddenly and startlingly to the fullest fruition. Dr. Oppenheimer, on whom has rested a very heavy burden, grew tenser as the last seconds ticked off. He scarcely breathed. He held on to a post to steady himself. For the last few seconds, he stared directly ahead and then when the announcer shouted "Now!" and there came a tremendous burst of light followed shortly thereafter by the deep growling roar of the explosion, his face relaxed into an expression of tremendous relief. Several of the observers standing back of the shelter to warch the lighing effects were knocked flat by the blast.…All seemed to feel that they had been present at the birth of a new age — The Age of Atomic Energy — and felt their profound responsibility to help in guiding into the right channels the tremendous forces which had been unlocked for the first time in history.”Brigadier General Thomas F. Farrell, describing his impressions at S-10,000 a bunker 10,000 yards south of Trinity
Trinity, July 16th 1945
The first nuclear explosion in history took place in New Mexico at the Alamogordo test range in the Jornada del Muerto (journey of Death) desert. 
"In that brief instant in the remote New Mexico desert the tremendous effort of the brains and brawn of all these people came suddenly and startlingly to the fullest fruition. Dr. Oppenheimer, on whom has rested a very heavy burden, grew tenser as the last seconds ticked off. He scarcely breathed. He held on to a post to steady himself. For the last few seconds, he stared directly ahead and then when the announcer shouted "Now!" and there came a tremendous burst of light followed shortly thereafter by the deep growling roar of the explosion, his face relaxed into an expression of tremendous relief. Several of the observers standing back of the shelter to warch the lighing effects were knocked flat by the blast.…All seemed to feel that they had been present at the birth of a new age — The Age of Atomic Energy — and felt their profound responsibility to help in guiding into the right channels the tremendous forces which had been unlocked for the first time in history.”Brigadier General Thomas F. Farrell, describing his impressions at S-10,000 a bunker 10,000 yards south of Trinity
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ca.1960s save the whales