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These 13 Photos of Mississippi In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing

The official meaning of mesmerize is to hold the attention of someone to the exclusion of all else or so as to transfix them. Under normal circumstances, photos depicting everyday life wouldn’t fit this bill, but when those photos are from a completely different decade, it’s a whole new story. Taken during the 1950’s, these 13 vintage photographs portray what everyday life was like, and are absolutely fascinating.

What did you think of these photos? Have any stories about life in Mississippi during the 1950s? Tell us in the comments section below.

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.