Vintage 1950s home movies show us life in simpler times

Those were the good times, with people interacting with each other freely, as shown in these vintage 1950s home videos.

The 1950s was a challenging decade, for people emerging from the terrible hardships of World War II. But they were also a decade of hope and increasing prosperity, which made people’s lives better in quality.

This shows in a video where several reels of authentic 1950s home videos are seamed together, showing people in various moments in their daily lives just being themselves.

There is a general feeling of optimism and lightness. People are social in a time without social media, mobile phones, or the internet. They are shown having real interactions with friends and family, easy gatherings in the outdoors with neighbors, and a big smile of conviction that better times are coming.

Everything looks shiny and new, polished, and looked after: from the clothes people are wearing, even though they’re casual to the cars, the houses, and even the streets. The 1950s were a time when a dad’s single income could support an entire family, giving everyone the opportunity for quality time and a focus on each other.

Today we have better technology and perhaps more education, but that atmosphere of hope and community is something we still need to strive for.

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