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What's for Lunch?

Teens and Sub Teens

Don't Do That!
Don't Do That! DON'T SPRAY! Cover that sneeze, unless you want to be the most unpopular girl in the neighborhood. (1955)

1951 - Child's and Misses' Cushioned Oxford Shoes
CHILD'S & MISSES'
 CUSHIONED OXFORD
Reg. 1.99  Now 1.77
Grantbilt for extra comfort with sponge cushion arch, heel, sole 5 to 12; 12½ to 3. 1951 Little Girls' Sandals
pair 1.67 Expensively styled with Interwoven leather vamp, yet so low priced. Multi. 9 to 3.

ADVICE TO PARENTS
Regardless of how old a child is, he should never be allowed to wear his big brother's outgrown shoes. It is misguided economy that saves a few dollars now, only to cause pain and discomfort in years to come. 1954
1951 Men's And Boys' Wingfoot Sneakers
MEN'S AND BOYS' WINGFOOT Sneakers
Grantbilt with cushioned arch, heel and sole, tough tread outer sole. 2½-6; 6½-10.

1950s Retro Monkey Plush
  Who doesn't remember this fellow? Dressed in white shoes and red suspenders, this adorable monkey was the constant companion of kids everywhere in the 50s and 60s!

SURVEY OF THE DECADES - CHILDREN & FAMILY

Raising Children in the 1950s

What was it like to have children in the 1950s? What was it like to be a kid in the 1950s? Tricycle from 1950 for $5.95 at the Colonial Furniture Co. in North Carolina

NORTH ANSON, Me. April 5, 1951 (INS) Thirty-five-year-old Mrs. William C. Goodwin, mother of four children, today was hailed as a heroine. She swam 75 yards through fast-running and freezing flood waters of a tributary of the Kennebec river to rescue Carl Luce, Jr., 5, who toppled into the stream while at play.

Here is a column I found in The Bridgeport Post1 (April 5th, 1951, Page 35) which I thought gave not only sound advice, but to some extent contrasts sharply with today's practices, and is, at the very least, food for thought!

Boys' Double Knee Slack Sets - 1951Understanding CHILDREN

by Angelo Patri

A child's birthday is the most important day in the year to him. That day must be marked in some way so that he feels himself recognized as an important person. What way must depend on conditions at home. The simplest way is best. Big parties, expensive gifts collected from the guests, sound wonderful but do not come up to expectations in actuality. A bouquet at his place, a cake cut at the evening meal when father is at home to share in the ceremony, and a gift are all any child can want. But he does want that. Continued

Boys' Double Knee Slack Sets - 1951
1951 Children's Clothing - Polo Shirt and Denim Suspender JeansCOLOR-GAY COMBED POLOS

Reg. 79¢! Pick a batch of savings on stripes and fancies. Combed cotton, some 2 button shoulders. 1 to 3, 3 to 8.

RUGGED DENIM SUSPENDER JEANS

Reg. 1.39! You save plenty on tubbable toughies designed for service! Double knee patches. Blue. Sizes 3 to 8.

 

Segregation Ends In Capital Schools - Tuesday, September 14, 1954 - Logansport Pharos-Tribune; Logansport, Indiana
Negro and White pupils sat side by side for the first time here today as 98,000 youngsters registered for the fall school term. Racial integration, ordered by the Board of Education, didn't become complete today but officials say it will be in a year. President Eisenhauer has urged Washington to be a model for the rest of the nation. All new pupils are being enrolled for the new term without regard to race and 3,000 Negro children are being transferred from crowded former Negro schools to formerly white schools. Children who recently moved from one neighborhood to another also are being allowed to enter schools regardless of race. Tuesday, September 14, 1954 - Logansport Pharos-Tribune; Logansport, Indiana - page Twenty-five

What's My Name?

1940s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Top Baby Names of 1950
  • 1.  James,   Linda
  • 2.  Robert,   Mary
  • 3.  John,   Patricia
  • 4.  Michael,   Barbara
  • 5.  David,   Susan
  • Top Baby Names of 1951
  • 1.  James,   Linda
  • 2.  Robert,   Mary
  • 3.  John,   Patricia
  • 4.  Michael,   Deborah
  • 5.  David,   Barbara
  • Top Baby Names of 1952
  • 1.  James,   Linda
  • 2.  Robert,   Mary
  • 3.  John,   Patricia
  • 4.  Michael,   Deborah
  • 5.  David,   Susan
  • Top Baby Names of 1953
  • 1.  Robert,   Mary
  • 2.  James,   Linda
  • 3.  Michael,   Deborah
  • 4.  John,   Patricia
  • 5.  David,   Susan
  • Top Baby Names of 1954
  • 1.  Michael,   Mary
  • 2.  James,   Linda
  • 3.  Robert,   Deborah
  • 4.  John,   Patricia
  • 5.  David,   Susan
  • Top Baby Names of 1955
  • 1.  Michael,   Mary
  • 2.  David,   Deborah
  • 3.  James,   Linda
  • 4.  Robert,   Debra
  • 5.  John,   Susan
  • Top Baby Names of 1956
  • 1.  Michael,   Mary
  • 2.  James,   Debra
  • 3.  Robert,   Linda
  • 4.  David,   Deborah
  • 5.  John,   Susan
  • Top Baby Names of 1957
  • 1.  Michael,   Mary
  • 2.  James,   Susan
  • 3.  David,   Linda
  • 4.  Robert,   Debra
  • 5.  John,   Karen
  • Top Baby Names of 1958
  • 1.  Michael,   Mary
  • 2.  David,   Susan
  • 3.  James,   Linda
  • 4.  Robert,   Karen
  • 5.  John,   Patricia
  • Top Baby Names of 1959
  • 1.  Michael,   Mary
  • 2.  David,   Susan
  • 3.  James,   Linda
  • 4.  John,   Karen
  • 5.  Robert,   Donna

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    1 The Bridgeport Post  was an evening paper that was consolidated with the morning Bridgeport Telegram and is now The Connecticut Post.