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  MHAL - 1950s Guessing Game
The decade of the 1950s was the "Golden Age" of the automobile.
The Detroit Lions won four division titles during the 1950s and won the NFL championships of 1952, 1953 and 1957.
But the 1950s was the decade of the New York Yankees in baseball.
www.michigan.gov /hal/0,1607,7-160-15481_19268_20778-52601--,00.html   (824 words)

 1950s Fashion History 50s Glamour, Dior New Look
Fashion for women returned with a vengeance and the 1950's era is known mainly for two silhouettes, that of the full skirt and the pencil slim tubular skirt, with both placing great emphasis on the narrowness of the waist.
If you are involved in 1950's party celebrations you can see the simple everyday clothes real children and adults wore on the 1950's page of photographs of ordinary people.
Popular hairstyles in the 1950s and 60s were the poodle cut and the French pleat and later the beehive which began at the tail end of the 50s.
www.fashion-era.com /1950s_glamour.htm   (4176 words)

The 1950s is painted through a rose-colored glass portrait to depict a decade of optimism and development of an alternate social, political, cultural, and economical lifestyle from the status quo.
The 1950s was an age of contradictions from the optimistic perspective of liberated developments to fears of communism and nuclear arms threats from foreign countries.
The 1950s proved to be a decade of fear as foreign affairs, such as the Korean War and the launching of Sputnik, influenced the panic in America.
www.laapush.org /1950s.htm   (7039 words)

  1950s Summary
The 1950s was a decade of unprecedented economic and population growth for the United States.
The 1950s were a time of rapid change and lock step conformity, of new forms emerging out of old, and technical innovations proceeding at a breakneck pace.
Events and trends The 1950s in the United States of America were marked with a sharp rise in the economy for the first time in almost 30 years and return to the 1...
www.bookrags.com /1950s   (771 words)

  1950s - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1950s were a decade that spanned the years 1950 through 1959.
The effect of suppressing social problems in the 50s would have a significant impact on the rest of the twentieth century.
The 1950s were also marked with a rapid rise in conflict with the United States and the Soviet Union that would heighten the Cold War to an unprecedented level which would include the Arms Race, Space Race, McCarthyism, and Korean War.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1950s   (717 words)

 Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s
Although by the early 1950s most of the Abstract Expressionists had developed their signature styles, Harold Rosenberg's December 1952 essay "The Action Painters," in Art News, nevertheless dispensed additional credibility, for it provided the artists and their patrons the verbal framework with which to articulate the philosophical underpinnings and significance of this new style.
While the remaining Abstract Expressionists continued to paint, exhibit frequently, and receive favorable critical attention (not to mention increasing prices for their work), in retrospect it is apparent that by the mid-to-late 1950s, their aesthetic leadership, albeit not their public popularity, was on the wane.
Thus while advanced art in the latter half of the twentieth century has appeared in numerous guises, much of it antithetical to Abstract Expressionism, it has nevertheless been made by artists who have sought to emulate the adventurousness and aesthetic risk-taking that made the Abstract Expressionists the leaders, in their time, of the international avant-garde.
www.npg.si.edu /exh/rebels/painters.htm   (1992 words)

 Fifties & Sixties Retro and Mid-Century Modern 1950s & 1960s @ Collectics Antiques & Collectibles
Super period 1950s beaded purse is in excellent condition and has a nice keychain as part of the zipper that really comes in handy- trust us, we tried it out.
Fun set of 8 1950s drinking glasses in retro fifties colors and design, all in mint condition and held in the matching 50s metal glassholder in a classic mid-century style.
Cute 1950s tile and metal bookends have that classic fifties look and are in great condition.
www.collectics.com /50s_60s.html   (2854 words)

 The Cold War and American Women in the 1950s
In fact, from the late 1940s and throughout the 1950s there was tremendous pressure on women to accept their more traditional roles as wives and mothers, dependent on their husbands, and committed to living their lives for their families, children, and husbands.
In the 1950s, middle-class married women were taking jobs soon after their children started school and worked for the rest of their lives.
Despite these growing changes in women's roles in the 1950s, Americans were told that while some wives might be working, their work wasn't important and it shouldn't get in the way of their responsibilities as wives and mothers.
www.colorado.edu /AmStudies/lewis/2010/fifties.htm   (1935 words)

 BBC - Homes - Design - 1950s
The 1950s were the age of the consumer.
There are several looks to choose from: the American diner look with bubblegum colours, neon and kitsch, or the designer look with furniture and textiles, which have both become design classics.
Other typical 1950s furniture are basketweave chairs in a primary colour and white or 'Butterfly' chairs (a canvas sling on a metal frame).
www.bbc.co.uk /homes/design/period_1950s.shtml   (674 words)

 boys clothes during the 1950s
The 1950s was in fact the last decade before the the mass media succeded in developing a trans-Atlantic children's style.
Boys clothes were much more varied in the 1950s as the world emerged from the economic hard times of the Depression and Wrld War II rationing of the early 1940s.
Textile public relations experts during the 1950s wrote of "miracle fibers" and consumers eagerly bought apparel and household textiles made from nylon, polyester, and acrylic fabrics or their blends with natural fibers.
histclo.com /chron/c1950.html   (1587 words)

 Map - Political Systems of the World in the 1950s   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 1950s were an era in which people tried to assess and react to the changes unleashed by the 1940s.
The collapse of imperialism sputtered and stalled in the 1950s.
There was still uncertainty about the eventual fate of Africa -- most Europeans considered the Africans too primitive to stand on their own -- and the French were overcompensating for their easy defeat in the World War by a stubborn refusal to surrender to nationalist movements, first in Indochina, then in Algeria.
users.erols.com /mwhite28/govt1950.htm   (287 words)

 Technorati Tag: 1950s
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1950s, Brunette, dress, Kates Playground, red lipstick I went shopping for a bit today, it was icky and rainy outside so it felt like a shopping day...
Medical Artwork - 1950s cartoons showing how arteries & veins help each other out 14th April 2006 This is a great collection of cartoons from the...
www.technorati.com /tag/1950s   (573 words)

 Article by JD
The country was essentially monoracial until the 1950s.
The most important, most fundamental feeling behind America’s race problem is the anger nursed by fl Americans over the enslavement of their forebears, and over the indignities and insults of the “Jim Crow” century that followed.
It cannot be said often enough that the immigration policies of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s were a great and terrible injustice on the English working class.
olimu.com /WebJournalism/Texts/Commentary/UKRaceRiots.htm   (1974 words)

During the 1950s, NTC athletes excelled, receiving the Eleventh Naval District Commandant’s Athletic Excellency Trophy from 1950 to 1953.
In March, 1957, the NTC WAVE basketball team took home the all-Navy championship trophy beating Norfolk Naval Station 60-38 in the finals in Bainbridge, Md. That season, the WAVE’s team was 31-3, including a 20-0 record in the Eleventh Naval District.
The female population at NTC had grown significantly during the 1950s.
www.quarterdeck.org /book/1950s.htm   (1913 words)

 Taiwan in the 1950s: Photographs by Frederick J. Foley
Taiwan in the 1950s: Photographs by Frederick J. Foley
Taiwan - the "Beautiful Island" or "Ilha Formosa" of the Portuguese navigators - is the subject of this series of photographs by Frederick J. Foley, who spent most of the 1950s there, teaching English at National Taiwan University in Taipei and travelling around the island with his camera.
The photographs shown in this exhibit were taken using an Exacta 35mm camera with the normal Biotar f.2 lens as well as with 135mm telephoto and 35mm wide angle lens, and a Rolleiflex Planar 3:5.
www.usfca.edu /ricci/foley   (130 words)

 WWW-VL: History: United States History Index: 1950-1959 | 1950s history: 50's, Truman, Ike, Eisenhower, Beat ...
The Literature and Culture of the American 1950's
Hollywood and the Movies in the 1950's: A Short Bibliography of Books and Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries
Documents for the Study of American History: 1950s documents
vlib.iue.it /history/USA/ERAS/20TH/1950s.html   (910 words)

 American History - 1950-1959
The purpose of this web and library guide is to help the user gain a broad understanding and appreciation for the culture and history of the fabulous fifties (1950s).
When the 1950's are mentioned, the first type of music to come to most people's minds is
Developed from a blend of Southern blues and gospel music with an added strong back beat, this type of music was popular with teenagers who were trying to break out of the mainstream conservative American middle class mold.
kclibrary.nhmccd.edu /decade50.html   (2972 words)

 1950s Memorabilia: Antiques and Collectibles at Canadian Content
Dealer in furniture and accessories from the 1950s to 1970s based in Cape Town, South Africa.
Collectibles, toys, electronics and household items from the late 1950s, to the early 1970s.
Pop culture memorabilia and humane trophies from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.
www.canadiancontent.net /dir/Top/Shopping/Antiques_and_Collectibles/1950s_Memorabilia   (989 words)

 1950s womens dress, photos, pictures, Boomer's Fifties Teen Idol Magazine
Man made materials of nylon, rayons, and blends are introduced in the 1950's.
Hollywood swimsuits are mostly one piece, strapless or halter and made of the new stretch fabric.
Also below are examples of 1950s hair, accessories, shoes, and makeup shown in the following photos of Hollywood movie actresses.
home.att.net /~movie.stars.1950/1950s_womens_dress.html   (546 words)

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Marriage was more popular than ever in the 1950s.
Features on bridal fashions appeared regularly in women's magazines and a wedding dress concluded every fashion parade.
(Knitwear continued to be fashionable in the 1950s, both in its demure, lady-like and its sexier "sweater girl" forms.)
100megspop3.com /adira/1950s.htm   (935 words)

 1950s   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 1950s was a decade of conservative values.
Women were expected to be glamorous, without a hair out of place even in the home.
The Cleopatra look became fashionable in the late fifties with alluring Egyptian makeup continuing into the early 60s in the style of Egyptian Queen Nefertiti.
home.gwu.edu /~ldebono/makeovers/50s.html   (73 words)

 The 1950s
in the 1950s has led many to call that decade the "Golden Age of Science Fiction," and, for the most part, Hollywood’s view of technology and technological progress in the 1950s was positive and optimistic.
Advanced technology meant increased global power, wealth, health, security, and leisure time; if it also brought about the threat of global atomic annihilation, well, it could also be used to solve that problem as well.
However, underneath the gleaming "gee-whiz" surface of advanced technology as imagined in the films of the 1950s, there lurks a menace—and that menace is closely associated with the growing field of artificial intelligence.
www2.english.uiuc.edu /cybercinema/1950s.htm   (293 words)

 Digital History
During the early 1970s, films like American Graffiti and television shows like Happy Days began to portray the 1950s as a carefree era before the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, and Watergate--a decade of tail-finned Cadillacs, collegians stuffing themselves in phone booths, and innocent tranquility and static charm.
In truth, the post-World War II period was an era of momentous changes.
The Beat poets and writers scorned materialism, traditional family life and sexuality and tapped into dissatisfaction with the prevailing blandness of conventional culture.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /resource_guides/content.cfm?tpc=28   (134 words)

 Highlights from the 1950s   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 1950's were dominated by the New York Yankees.
Editors note: The 8th grade graduating class of 2005 at Pocantico Hills School has researched the 1950s and pointed you to some highlights from this amazing decade.
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www2.lhric.org /pocantico/century/1950s.htm   (311 words)

 Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s
The 1950s are stereotypically represented as a time of conformity and unclouded prosperity--a mixture of Ozzie and Harriet, hula hoops, suburban tract homes, and shopping malls--along with the political anxiety imposed by McCarthyism.
During such a period of apparent hegemony, the poets presented in this exhibition became a collective force that stood outside of these larger societal trends.
The "Rebel Poets of the 1950s" have been grouped into four overlapping constellations: the Beat Generation, the San Francisco Renaissance, the Black Mountain poets, and the New York School poets.
www.npg.si.edu /exh/rebels/poets.htm   (1618 words)

 "The American 1950s"
fall-out shelters: disaster anxieties in the 1950s as compared with 2001
Gays in government, 1951 (from the floor of the House of Representatives)
Renewed alliance of labor and academics (September 1996 article), with several references to the history of this relationship, which thrived in the 1930s and declined in the 1950s.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/50s/home.html   (2238 words)

 1950s WebQuest
Picture this: you and a team of learners are presented with the task of creating a newspaper focusing on key events of the 1950s.
In the following WebQuest, you will use the power of teamwork and the abundant resources on the Internet to learn all about 1950s.
You have all learned about a different aspect of 1950s.
www.bellmore-merrick.k12.ny.us /webquest/social/1950s.html   (501 words)

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