11 Things All 1950s Kids Surely Remember

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“A friend of our mother’s gave my sister, Cheryl, and me back-to-school perms in 1952 or ’53. That’s Cheryl in the chair with the odd-looking machine,” says Carol Thompson.


Saddle shoes

“Here’s a wonderful picture of my mother, Elizabeth O’Neil Glockner, in 1957. She is polishing shoes for six of her children before getting us ready for Sunday church on Mother’s Day,” says Colleen Isaacs.

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3 thoughts on “11 Things All 1950s Kids Surely Remember”

  1. I was born in 52, and I do remember lots of the things mentioned here, but many of the pictures don’t match up with the captions like “Board Games ” with kids on a jungle gym? ???

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