TIL Ranch dressing was invented by a plumber working in Alaska in the 1950s. He and his wife opened a Dude ranch called Hidden Valley Ranch in Santa Barbara County, California in 1954. 40% of Americans say ranch style dressing is their favorite; it has been the best selling salad dressing since 1992 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran…
Orgone Accumulators were created in the 1950s and were basically just boxes to sit in that were said to have healing abilities
A beautiful young family at Chicken Bone Beach, the segregated section of Atlantic City's beach area, 1950s
How makeup was made in the 1950s
A woman in the 1950s next to a redwood tree
What about Cute 1950s hacker android fae cats?
1950s Soviet tank crew feeding polar bears
Russians paying chess in a park in Moscow 1950s
A mostly happy family outing at Chicken Bone Beach, the segregated section of Atlantic City's beach area, New Jersey, 1950s (photographed by John W. Mosley)
1950s world beauty contest winner.Colorized.
Ian Fleming’s James Bond is often depicted wearing a Rolex, driving a Bentley (or Aston Martin) and drinking the finest drinks in the finest places. But in the 1950s and 1960s what would a secret agent’s wage actually be and would there be all the perks that James Bond enjoys?
I’m curious what a spy would have earned IRL during Fleming’s time and what the incentives of a job well done would have been and how far was Bond’s lifestyle from reality?
Info warrior rides had more direct messaging in the 1950s.
First image of Harry Styles as Jack from Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ - An unhappy housewife (Florence Pugh) in the 1950s discovers a disturbing truth, while her loving husband (Styles) hides a dark secret.
TIL that the youngest French resistance hero was a little boy who acted as a courier for resistance fighters, slipping past enemy patrols and carrying messages. In 1950, he was posthumously awarded the rank of sergeant of the resistance. He was Marcel Pinte, and he died for France at the age of 6. theguardian.com/world/202…
1950s Tie gives you fashion advice
Searching since the 1950s
If I (age 26) were suddenly transported back to the 1950s or 60s and pretended to fit in, what would I probably not think to account for?
It's easy to know the basics: no talking about phones or the internet, keep my opinions on social issues to myself, and dress more formally.
But what are some things I would still probably end up doing that would seem strange or unusual if I suddenly landed in this time period with an ID, car, house, and job?
My brother's sunny adorableness in the early 1950s. Even now, with mid-stage Alzheimer's, he remains cheerful and smiles like sunshine.
My late Grandfather in his prime back in the 1950s
My great Uncle Joe passed away this week. Here he is in Panama City, Florida, in the late 1950s.
This could apply to the Eastern Bloc, some military juntas, maybe even 1950s US...
The 1950s brick facade being removed from a historic 1800s building
4,392 priests from 1950-2002 were accused of sexual abuse with children. I bet the numbers even higher. Why are so many priests pedophiles?
TIL that the Quaker Oats Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology agreed to pay $1.85-million to settle a federal lawsuit over an experiment in which radioactive oatmeal was fed to boys at a state institution in the 1940s and 1950s. chronicle.com/article/mit…
What would 1950s America have found obscene about the word "pregnancy" in the context of I Love Lucy's two married characters having a baby?
Much has been made of 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy depicting the first pregnancy storyline in American television. However, CBS censors deemed the word "pregnancy" to be too obscene for American audiences even in the context of married characters who also happened to be married in real life. CBS opted to go with the euphemism "Lucy is Enceinte" to avoid upsetting American sensibilities of the time.
My question is: why would pregnancy be considered obscene to the average American audience when pregnancy is generally considered (to the best of my knowledge) the least taboo and most celebrated aspect of reproduction. Especially when pregnancy occurs within the traditional confines of a marriage.
What need in American society was this censorship fulfilling?
Next Call of Duty Title has parts in mid to late 1950s according to MWZ source.
Source has asked to remain anonymous, but this is the second source to have mentioned as much about a 1950s time frame.
TIL that in the 1950s, Denmark conducted a social experiment and abducted 22 Greenlandic Intuit children, assimilating them into Danish culture. More than half died before reaching adulthood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eks…
in 1950s America was it common for the boss and his wife to have dinner an an employees home, or is that purely a sitcom plot?
I've seen this a few times in old TV shows and most recently in a modern show done in a 1950s style; an episode involves having to host a dinner to impress the husband's boss with it being very clear the husbands employment/promotion prospects hinge on the success of the evening.
Was this sort of social interaction where employees were expected to show that they had a "proper" domestic home life to their employers ever common, or is it just a plot made up for TV that has been re-used many times over the years because it has good potential for sitcom style misunderstandings and hijinks?
1950’s cigarettes with your inflight meal.
Today was a rough day. My grandmother passed away this afternoon. In her will she wanted me to take possession of my grandfathers Bronze Star Medal he received in the Korean War in the 1950s since I was the last member of the family to serve. It is now my most cherished item I possess.
haha yes paradox my 3000 1950's jet fighters are slower than 144 biplanes
[Pobeda] My daily driver from 1950s
[OC] The Scottish Empire in 1950, on the eve of decolonization
Russians paying chess in a park in Moscow 1950s
Sunday Church in Malaya , 1950s
Emergency steak from a 1950 Betty Crocker cookbook
A Soviet Tanker Feeding Polar Bears, 1950's 487×598
1950s world beauty contest winner. Colorized.
Grandmother, 1950s. Could someone attempt to fix it?
TIL The Byrds’ “Turn, Turn, Turn” has the distinction in the US of being the #1 hit with the oldest lyrics, as 99% of it was written by King Solomon in the 10th century BCE, then rearranged by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s. wikipedia.org/wiki/Turn!_…
[RUMOR] CoD 2021 Developed By Sledgehammer Games Set in 1950s
Old School: The evolution of Coles Supermarket from 1914 (The first ever Coles opening on Smith St Collingwood vs the same building today), to Coles Dandenong in the 1950s... reddit.com/gallery/lalv09
Renovated kitchen with a high ceiling at a 1950s ranch house in California. By Faith Blakeney Design Studio. reddit.com/gallery/l18e16