These 10 Photos Of Michigan In the 1950s Are Mesmerizing

Michigan in the 1950s was at its height. We had developed the Arsenal of Democracy following WWII, and the automotive industry was going strong so most folks could find good jobs. And with that prosperity came the trappings of the middle class: nice homes in the suburbs and trips Up North with the family. Slowly our landscape began to change.

We’re fascinated with this period of American life, which is why we dug into some vintage photos that capture 1950s Michigan. Have a look.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Takes you back, doesn’t it? Tell us or share with us any memories or old photos you may still have that really show what 1950s Michigan was like.