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These 10 Photos of New Jersey In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing

Our country was thriving in the 1950s; we were the world’s strongest military power and the economy was booming. The American Dream was alive and well and our nation served as a model for others. Of course, things weren’t perfect. The Civil Rights Movement had strong leaders and great victories along with tragic losses. The fear of Communism caused constant panic. The decade was one of contrast for America, and New Jersey was no different. Our industries were a source of strength, our farms fed the nation, but urban areas suffered from decay. Take a peek into our past and enjoy these rare photos.

If you’d like to see New Jersey’s history in motion, you’ll enjoy this video of our northern suburbs:

Which of these shots is your favorite? I’d love to see more vintage photos of New Jersey! Share yours with me on our Facebook Page.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.