A Fascinating Family Photo Collection That Defined American Life in the 1950s

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These fascinating photographs from Leon Reed were taken by his father Walter Reed that show what life of the U.S was like in the 1950s.

“I’ve traveled since I was young. My parents used to take a long vacation every summer in our trailer, and by the time I was 14, I had been in all 48 (lower) states, every province of Canada except Newfoundland, and much of Mexico.”

Washington, DC. Pennsylvania Ave., 1956

Washington, DC. Crowd lined up for White House tour, 1956

Washington, DC. Library of Congress and Capitol parking lot from East Front of US Capitol, 1956

Washington, DC. White House, 1956

Wyoming. Playing in the snow at Powder River Pass, June 1956

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