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These 14 Photos Of Hawaii In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing

The 1950s were a monumental and transformational decade in American history, especially for the Hawaiian Islands; after all, the Territory of Hawaii was no longer, and, in August 1959, Hawaii legally became an American state. These 14 awe-inspiring photographs from the decade before Hawaii became a state tell us a lot about what life was like throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

There’s just something so magical about vintage photos, don’t you agree? Which of these photographs is your favorite?

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. She is obsessed with hiking, beach trips, locally-grown coffee, and finding the best acai bowl on Oahu.