These 14 Photos of Delaware in the 1950s Are Mesmerizing

In the 1950s, Delaware, like the rest of the country was booming with babies and a bump in the economy. The population of Delaware was about 321,000 residents, compared to the nearly 1 million of today. People started moving from city centers to rapidly growing suburbs made possible with vast improvements in roads and transportation. We dug up these mesmerizing photos of the decade.

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