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50 Picture Memories of the 50's

Some great visual memories from the 50's (and 60's and 70's).

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    Dancing cigarette ads
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    Howard Johnsons...remember all the ice cream flavors?
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    Children's car seats
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    25 cents a gallon for gas!
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    48 Star American Flag
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    4 cent postage
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    Lunch at the 5 & 10
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    "Beatles" hats
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    "I Remember Mama" TV program
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    Oct 1957 - the first Earth-orbiting Satellite
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    Real telephone operators
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    Abbott & Costello
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    Trusty aluminum coffee percolator
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    Army recruitment posters
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    Babydoll Pajamas
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    Tin buckets (before plastic!)
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    Bucky Beaver...brusha brusha brusha....
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    Buttons (and Ike)
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    Cat Eye glasses
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    Classic White Bucks
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    Clothespins...
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    Collecting autographs in a book (whose did you have?)
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    Brenda Starr & Nancy and Sluggo comics
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    Orange sicles and fudge sicles
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    Plug-in curlers
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    Icons: Dick Tracy & Popeye
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    Firetron superball toy
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    Flinstones chewables
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    Hopalong Cassidy with Topper & Roy Rogers, Dale Evans and Trigger
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    Howdy Doody & Buffalo Bob
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    Lace curtain dryer/stretcher
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    Little Lulu
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    The Lone Ranger and Tonto
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    Mercurochrome & Merthiolate: antiseptics (you had to blow on the boo-boo until it dried)
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    Putting metal taps in your shoes to clickety-clack down the hallway....
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    Mounds candy bars (eat one now, save one for later)
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    Parcheesi
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    Bob Hope & Pepsodent
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    3 cent postage stamps
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    Red fire hydrants
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    Saving up stamps to trade in for war bonds
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    Singing cowboy: Gene Autry & Champion
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    Slides & Carousels
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    Black & Whites at the Soda Fountain
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    Comic Superheros!
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    Tarzan (Saturdays at the movie theater)
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    Dracula, the Wolf Man & Frankenstein
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    Vick's Vaporub
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    Manual crank windows and "vent" windows in cars
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    Paper dolls