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1950-1969 All things mid century.

New York,1955

Photo: Elliott Erwitt

Mildred greets Richard on their front porch after he arrives home from work. Mildred, Richard and their friends await the arrival of their To Go food. Richard and mildred laugh at a television program. Mildred and Richard sit in their car in front of a store. The hands of Richard and Mildred Loving. The Family of Richard Loving.

Richard and Mildred Loving;

Arrest: June 1958

Charge: Felony

Crime: Interracial marriage

Case: Loving v. State of Virginia 1967

Forty-five years ago, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage. Then, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his wife, Mildred Loving, a woman of African American and Native American descent, who had been arrested for miscegenation nine years earlier in Virginia. The Lovings were not active in the Civil Rights movement but their tenacious legal battle to justify their marriage changed history when the Supreme Court unanimously declared Virginia’s anti-miscegenation law—and all race-based marriage bans—unconstitutional. ” - ICP

 

To the future…

Lucy and Desi,

Parade magazine 1957

from the Library of Congress I Love Lucy exhibition, Lucy’s scrapbook 

L.O.C

Wartime Love, 1945


Married college girl looking in mirror surrounded by pictures of her enlisted

husband.

Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, 1945


Newlywed actors Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall attending their wedding reception at home of novelist Louis Bromfeld.

1957 preparation for marriage leaflets for teens

Sex facts for young’uns…

1957 preparation for marriage leaflets for teens

How Do I Know Its Love?

1957 preparation for marriage leaflets for teens

"Tall People’s Wedding" 1951

David S. Stewart — 19 years (groom); Marilyn Beesley — 19 years (bride)

(no info listed on just how tall they were)