Even if the Second World War, Cold War and racial segregation were recent events in that decade, the 50s decade is remembered as a golden age for the United States, because was the time for fashion, music and properity. We know that colorized photos were something new and people were discovering what it was to have a color photography, and that’s why all the pictures are Black and white, even if some people took the time to color them.
These 50s photos are showing us how was life in those times, where everything started to change. Denis Fraevich gave a little color to those black and white photos, knowing that tones and colors were a little different to the one that we use these days. The results are so good that we are going to feel like we are traveling on time.
In that era racial segregation was something really difficult. It includes separation of access to facilities, services and opportunities such as housing, medical care and education.
Times Square, 1955
Times Square never has stopped surprising us and even in the 50's decade was one of the most interesting and full of life places.
New York City, 1958
Fashion was something really important in those days and people used to be dressed pretty elegant to go out for a walk. Like a magazine cover.
We can see a little group of fishers with perfect uniforms for the occasion, it is easy think about Popeye when we see the picture.
Thinking about beauty from the 1950's is almost impossible not thinking about curves and long legs and all the girls wanted to be like Marilyn Monroe, and of course that beautiful smile she had.
Smokey Bear, 1950
We can see the bear, this bear was the inspiration to Smokey Bear, a symbol we use to stay away from forest fires in the United States.