The 1950s were a decade marked by the post-World War II boom, the dawn of the Cold War and the Civil Rights movement in the United States. “America at this moment,” said the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1945, “stands at the summit of the world.”
During the 1950s, it was easy to see what Churchill meant. The United States was the world’s strongest military power. Its economy was booming, and the fruits of this prosperity–new cars, suburban houses and other consumer goods–were available to more people than ever before.
A set of fascinating color photos from TresBohemes that shows what life around the world looked like in the 1950s.
A 1950s Ford with a ‘Welcome to Colorful Colorado’
An old man walks up stairs in a small Belgian town
Back in the day when you traveled slow enough to see animals along the way