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  • Description: 1950s
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    • Mary Beeman Historic Costumes

    • The Mary Beeman Historic Costumes collection includes photographs of select pieces of women's clothing (dresses, coats, jackets, and suits) from the 1950s to the 1990s.
    • Clothing and dress
    • United States
    • Peithmann Collection

    • Includes 1074 photographs of Florida Seminole Indians taken primarily in the 1950s by Irvin M. Peithmann. These images document Seminole life on the Brighton and Big Cypress Indian Reservations in southern Florida.
    • Indian women -- North America; Indians of North America; Seminole Indians
    • United States -- Florida
    • Leona Hudson Collection

    • The scrapbooks in this collection document such topics as travel, women’s colleges, World War II, courtship, and three generations of family life. In addition, the photos in these albums document life in Valdosta, Georgia , from 1900 hrough the...
    • Social life and customs; Travel; Women's colleges
    • United States -- Georgia -- Valdosta
    • Medicine and Madison Avenue

    • The 600 health-related advertisements in this collection appeared in newspapers and magazines from the 1910s through the 1950s. The following categories link to a significant number of advertisements: Cough and Cold; First Aid and Wound Care; Food;...
    • Health and hygiene; Household products; Women in advertising
    • United States
    • Community Service Society Photographs

    • This collection of almost 1400 photographs documents urban poverty, unsafe tenement housing, inadequate hygiene in public areas, and other social issues in late-19th- and early-20th-century New York. The images range from the 1880s through the...
    • African American women; Aged; Girls; Health and hygiene; Mothers; Tenement houses; Women's health services;
    • United States -- New York (State) -- New York
    • Perry Ballet Photographs

    • This collection includes 300 black and white photographs of many of the most significant ballet dancers of the mid-twentieth century, with a particular emphasis on the 1950s.
    • Ballerinas; Ballet dancers
    • United States
    • Dickey Chapelle

    • Chapelle's photographs from World War II, Algiers in the 1950s, and the Vietnam War. Chapell was killed by a landmine in 1965 while covering the Vietnam War.
    • Vietnam War, 1961-1975; Women photographers; World War, 1939-1945
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    • OhioPix

    • Highlights include photographs of nurses during World War I, aircraft industry workers during World War II, temperance crusaders in the 1870s, and female offenders at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in the 1950s. The collection also includes posters...
    • Employment; Female offenders; Temperance; Women; World War, 1939-1945
    • United States -- Ohio
    • Behind the Veil: Documenting African-American Life in the Jim Crow South

    • This collection includes audio recordings of 410 oral history interviews that chronicle the lives of African Americans during the age of legal segregation in the American South, from the 1890s to the 1950s. Selecting the "Gender" tab reveals more...
    • African American women; African Americans -- Civil rights; African Americans -- Segregation; Race relations
    • United States -- Alabama -- Birmingham; United States -- Georgia -- Albany; United States -- Louisiana -- New Iberia; United States -- Louisiana -- New Orleans; United States -- Mississippi -- LeFlore County; United States -- North Carolina --...
    • Wisconsin Historical Society: Museum Objects Archive

    • This site provides historical context for a wide variety of artifacts, often relating a specific story about how the artifact was used in daily life. Examples of clothing include wedding dress from 1887; a woman suffrage tunic (1916); prom dresses...
    • Clothing and dress; Household appliances
    • United States -- Wisconsin
    • Joseph Bancroft and Sons Photograph Collection

    • This collection includes photographs of Joseph Bancroft & Sons Company's clothing collection from the 1950s and 1960s, more than 1100 Miss America fashion photographs, and a small collection of photographs of plant employees.
    • Beauty contestants; Beauty contests; Clothing and dress; Fashion photography; Fashion shows; Miss America Pageant
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