These 10 Candid Photos Show What Life Was Like In Nashville In the 1950s

Nashville has become known as a city of big dreamers and enthusiastic new businesses, the kind of place where folks in love with southern hospitality can come with big city dreams and be welcomed with open arms. As incredible as Nashville is as the nation’s “It” city, it’s been a long time coming. These photos are from the city of Nashville’s Metro Archives, and document a world that existed not too long ago.

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This local diner will make you feel like you’re indulging in a delicious meal from the 50s, too!