15 Things All 1950s Kids Remember
If you grew up in the 50s, these things will bring back some memories.
The Roy Rogers Show
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“Here’s a picture of my wife, Cathy Tantillo, in 1951, in front of her childhood home in Stanton Island, New York,” says Charlie O’Brien. “She was 5 years old at the time and thought that if she dressed up like Dale Evans, just maybe she could appear on TV with Roy Rogers!” If you weren’t a kid in the 50s, check out these rare, vintage photos of what life was like in the 1950s.
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“My three daughters, Anita, Patty, and Christine, are wearing the pink poodle skirts and navy-blue tops they got from their grandparents one Christmas in the 1950s,” says Mary Brown of Prophetstown, Illinois. Here are 29 things 2000s kids will never understand.
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Davy Crockett was all the rage in 1955 when a five-part serial starring Fess Parker was airing on ABC as part of the “Disneyland” series. Genevieve Catina of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, shared this photo of brother, Bob McDonald, age 2, showing off his tot-sized Davy Crockett costume outside the family home in nearby Loretto.
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“It was about 1955, and we were at a fair in Waterford, Connecticut,” says Mary Suominen of Scottsdale, Arizona. “We walked around the large stage and there was Howdy Doody! A man lifted my daughter, Sue, onto the stage and let her hold Howdy on her lap for this photo.” Check out what homecoming looked like in the 1950s.
3-D comic books
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Rainy days were prime time for some reading time when comics went 3-D in the 1950s. This Mighty Mouse comic book came with a pair of Space Goggles.
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Walt Disney released the movie Cinderella in 1950. Mary Ann Gove of Cottonwood, Arizona, recalls, “In 1955, our dancing class performed the story of Cinderella. My sister, Jo Ann (wearing the top hat) played Prince Charming because she’d cracked a bone in her foot and couldn’t toe-dance with the rest of us.” These are some things your kids will learn in school that you didn’t.
Zip the Monkey
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“Summers in the 1950s were great fun. One of my favorite toys was Zip the Monkey. He had a black plush body with a rubber face, ears, and hands. He wore a yellow shirt with ‘ZIP’ printed on the front, red corduroy pants with suspenders, a red hat, and white rubber shoes. Zip went almost everywhere with me, including this trip to Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1954.” Check out this ridiculous dating etiquette from the 1950s.