One of the biggest changes that you’ll see when it comes to pictures that are this far-removed from our current time is how different people treated kids. This little tot is perched precariously on top of a picnic table, ice cream smeared down his or her front – all over the overalls, the skin, the face, and the table that provides a seat.
Obviously, letting a kid have a sweet treat isn’t something that a lot of parents will turn their noses up for these days, but outside on a picnic table, just letting the kid go at it? It feels like we’re missing a little something from our current world. Maybe we need to let kids get dirty and messy more. Maybe we need to let them cover themselves in ice cream.
Almost as Big as She Is
You don’t see a whole lot of children wearing a combination of high-ankle, lime green slacks, and a bright red long-sleeve shirt these days, especially while also sucking down a big milkshake on a wide city sidewalk. This tow-head (a person with very light blond hair) gal doesn’t seem to mind getting her picture taken, since she’s enjoying her treat and striking a dynamic pose at the same time.
We’re not sure exactly when or where this picture was taken, but based on the sign behind the picture’s subject, it could be in the city of Cobourg, which is found in Ontario, Canada. We found no evidence of something called “Cobourg Cafe,” but that’s our best guess.
Brace for Big Glasses
We see here a grinning office lady who is working hard in the marketing department of Merril Lynch in New York City. The company is still around, but I think we’re all glad that the lady’s style of spectacles has gone the way of the dodo. We know that there are still some people out there that throw them on when they need to read a telegram, but they’re just deluding themselves into thinking they look any good at all.
In addition, the way stock information is portrayed is now far different – no longer are piles and piles of very thin paper sent into the wastebasket at the end of each day – now it’s all electronic. A lot has changed, but we’re most glad about the glasses going out of style. They weren’t even flattering then.
The famous Flamingo Hotel and Casino was established in Vegas in 1946. This grand establishment, built under the supervision of infamous mobster Bugsy Siegel, marked the beginning of luxury accommodations in the region. Legend has it that the hotel was named after Siegel's girlfriend, who bore the nickname "Flamingo."
With its opulent amenities, lavish decor, and sprawling gardens, the Flamingo Hotel became an instant symbol of elegance and sophistication in Las Vegas. Its legacy continues to thrive, serving as a testament to the city's enduring allure as a premier destination for entertainment and leisure. And when a hotel is called "Flamingo," you know that guests are going to have at least some fun.
No Escape for Car Thieves
People who steal cars these days take them for a joyride and leave them smashed into a lamppost on the side of the road before making a break for it, but back in the 50s, it seems like things were a little different. We don’t know how someone took a picture of this event, of a New York City police chopper coming to rest on the ground as the thieves raise their hands high.
Obviously, police choppers are a common-enough thing nowadays, but back then it was probably a surprise to jack a car and then realize that a big metal bird was in pursuit. We, on the other hand, are a little surprised that the police actually brought out a chopper for this kind of event.