Fascinating Nostalgic Color Photos Show What the World Looked Like in the 1950s

A 1950s Ford with a ‘Welcome to Colorful Colorado’

The 1950s were a decade marked by the post-World War II boom, the dawn of the Cold War and the Civil Rights movement in the United States. “America at this moment,” said the former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in 1945, “stands at the summit of the world.”

During the 1950s, it was easy to see what Churchill meant. The United States was the world’s strongest military power. Its economy was booming, and the fruits of this prosperity–new cars, suburban houses and other consumer goods–were available to more people than ever before.

A set of fascinating color photos from the Flickr user TresBohemes that shows what life around the world looked like in the 1950s.

More: Flickr h/t: vintag.es

An old man walks up stairs in a small Belgian town

Back in the day when you traveled slow enough to see animals along the way

Camels in the desert

Cherokee street scene

Classic cars line up in the desert at this rest stop

Covered bridge near Johnson City, Tennessee

Driving through the redwood tree, Oregon

Harvesting of sugar beets in Germany

Holland residential street with canal

In his wooden shoes, this little boy in Holland stops to lay in the sand

Kingston, Jamaica street scene

Main street in USA

Malibu Beach Colony

Paris and the Eiffel Tower

Pit stop for cars and buses

Quebec City Saint Louis Gate

Salton Sea Beach sign

Salton Sea Beach, California

Scene from Holland showing Dutch milk seller and woman on bike

Skalkaho Highway, Montana

The famous Cliff House, San Francisco, California

Two young men getting their gear ready for a camping trip next to their station wagon

Yosemite Glacier Park

Young woman is tossed in the air on a large fur from an old

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