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The Invention of Teenagers: LIFE and the Triumph of Youth Culture

<b>Caption from LIFE.</b> Listening to records at Lemeke's record store occupies at least one afternoon a week. The girls spend one to 2 hours listening to two dozen records, end up by buying one or, at most, two.

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Eating in front of the television set became a way of life for many Americans in the 1950's. These children eat and watch on June 28, 1951.

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LIFE at the Drive-In: Photos of a Vanishing American Pastime

The first drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, on June 6, 1933. At the height of their popularity in the 1950s and 60s there were roughly 4,000 drive-in theaters across America compared to only a few hundred today. This photo was taken in Chicago, 1951 - LIFE magazine.

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22 Stunning Black and White Photographs That Capture Everyday Life in London during the 1940s and 1950s

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Queen's Diamond Jubilee: life in the 1950s

The ideal family of the 1950s....we even had a parakeet hanging on a cage stand like this one.

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“Six Women” (actress Vonetta McGee is second from the right) was taken by David S. Johnson, the premier chronicler of Black life in San Francisco in the 1950s and 1960s.// Vintage Black Glamour

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