These 13 Photos of Mississippi In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing
By Daniella DiRienzo|Published January 28, 2016
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for more than 30 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as the Mississippi-based Parents & Kids Magazine. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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.