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Old 03-04-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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I always thought it was an interesting decade in American History. I often think of the movies Grease or Back To The Future. I think of diners, poodle skirts, suburban growth, Elvis, and Rock n' Roll.

Anyway, it can be anything from small towns to cities and it doesn't have to necessarily be your city.
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Old 03-04-2014, 06:21 PM
 
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Gentle reminder: do not hotlink to images that are not yours. Rather, just post links. If you do post an image that is yours, you should indicate in your post that the image belongs to you. Thanks.
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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Rochester, New York:

Main Street scene - http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/imag...terny41311.jpg

Subway passengers - http://www.rochestersubway.com/image...ll-station.jpg

Subway car interior - http://photo.libraryweb.org/rochimag...0/rpf00780.jpg

Public library - http://photo.libraryweb.org/rochimag...2/rpf02951.jpg

Bus parade - http://photo.libraryweb.org/rochimag...0/m0000072.jpg

Construction of stadium - http://photo.libraryweb.org/rochimag...0/m0000800.jpg

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Old 03-08-2014, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Got plenty from Detroit.

Distant skyline view.

Nightime downtown panorama.

Campus Martius looking south and Campus Martius looking north.

City 250th birthday decorations along Woodward and Washington Boulevard.

Retail strip along Grand River, retail strip in Hamtramck, and retail strip in Dearborn.

Eastland Mall under construction. Northland Mall already completed and opened.

Skid row just outside of downtown. Public housing projects. Proposed urban renewal project.

Freeway Congestion. Freeway prior to opening.
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Old 03-09-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Victoria, Texas, 1940s

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~tx...ainSt1940s.jpg

Same view, today:

https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&l...1.13,,0,-22.17
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:04 PM
 
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In my opinion, this thread could've been so much better if it was renamed "Post pictures and videos of your city from the 1950s".
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Old 03-10-2014, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Berlin
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Some of Boston, Mass.....

(from MIT-Libraries flickr account)
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3584/3382599924_39d3876d51_z.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3548/3381798463_3ce1c4b7d6_z.jpg

(from Tom Gosse on flickr)
http://farm1.staticflickr.com/25/37615125_5f950284f2_o.jpg

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/23/37615148_c3492066de_o.jpg

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Old 03-11-2014, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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Washington, DC

http://americanhistory.si.edu/brown/...ashintondc.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/150/3...c072aa67c7.jpg

http://blogs.archives.gov/TextMessag...1/11/OG-60.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...psf76bc8c5.jpg

http://photovalet.com/data/comps/TAF/TAFV35P04_10.jpg

July 8, 1950.

April 1, 1958.

ca. 1959.

March 27, 1956.

1957.

ca. 1958.

May 28, 1956.
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