Massachusetts August 20, 2017
These 15 Photos of Massachusetts In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing
Massachusetts has changed so much over the years. From the natural landscape to grocery stores, almost every part of our great state has been touched by the progress of time. However, you can still recognize some familiar landmarks and beloved neighborhood fixtures in these photographs from the 1950s.
1. A view of Cliffside Beach on Martha's Vineyard with umbrellas.
2. Eleanor Roosevelt and Helen Keller in Martha's Vineyard.
3. Inbound train at St. Mary's Street station in West Roxbury.
4. Waldorf cafeteria. Sunday afternoon gathering of young women at tables.
5. Waldorf Cafeteria in City Square. Sunday afternoon gathering of young men on sidewalk.
6. New playground for small children on Rutherford Avenue above Union Street. Houses on Lawrence Street (and Bunker Hill Monument) in background.
7. A truck from the Frank J. Mello Fuel Company.
8. Cars parked outside the Paul Revere House in Boston.
9. St. John's Girls' Choir, plus a couple of younger brothers, enjoy outdoor lunch on grass of Forest Garden.
10. Connie McCarthy's Emporium opens at Main Street and Monument Avenue
11. A man casts his fishing line into the surf off of Nantucket.
12. Banana Burt and Lil at a Buzzards Bay Dairy Queen. stand.
13. A crowd watches a parade on Bunker Hill.
14. Track work at Milton station in August 1955. Several days of heavy rains caused the Neponset River to overflow its banks and flood the station.
15. A librarian helping a young library patron.
For more Massachusetts nostalgia, check out
these rare photographs from Massachusetts during World War II.