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1950s Unlimited
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Teens, 1959-64  ”Black pants on beach”
Joseph Sterling
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Teens, 1950s
Teenagers hanging out at the local drive in
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Teens, c.1959-1962
Teenage boys with sodas.
Photo: Joseph Sterling 
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Teens, 1954
Teenage boy peering through ticket booth window at local movie theater.
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Teens, 1954
A teenage couple going steady hold hands together as they walk.
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Teens, 1950s
Soda Fountains: In their time, soda fountains flourished in pharmacies, ice cream parlors, candy stores, dime stores, department stores, milk bars and train stations. 
They served an important function as a public space where neighbors socialized and exchange community news.
 In the early 20th century, many fountains expanded their menus and became lunch counters, serving light meals as well as ice cream sodas, egg creams, sundaes, and such.
 Soda fountains reached their height of popularity in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 50s they were considered a great place for teenagers to meet or to go on dates. Not only did they now serve Hamburgers and French Fries alongside ice cream concoctions but jukeboxes were often placed specifically in soda fountains to draw the young crowd with their love of the rock and the roll music! 
Teens, 1950s
Soda Fountains: In their time, soda fountains flourished in pharmacies, ice cream parlors, candy stores, dime stores, department stores, milk bars and train stations. 
They served an important function as a public space where neighbors socialized and exchange community news.
 In the early 20th century, many fountains expanded their menus and became lunch counters, serving light meals as well as ice cream sodas, egg creams, sundaes, and such.
 Soda fountains reached their height of popularity in the 1940s and 1950s. In the 50s they were considered a great place for teenagers to meet or to go on dates. Not only did they now serve Hamburgers and French Fries alongside ice cream concoctions but jukeboxes were often placed specifically in soda fountains to draw the young crowd with their love of the rock and the roll music! 
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Teens, 1941
Last class in Economics being held outdoors for Mansfield, Ohio Senior High School Graduates
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Teens, 1959
photo: Bruce Davidson
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Teens, 1955
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Teens, 1947
Teen couple sharing an ice cream cone
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Teens, 1947
Teens gather at the counter of a local malt shop
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Freedom Car  1950s
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At the Movies,  1945
"At the local movie theater, boys have a very difficult time finding a place to put their long legs.”

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Seventeen Magazine
Art Directors Club Annual, 1958
Photo: Paul Elfenbein
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When Children Start Dating 1951