These 14 Photos of Virginia In The 1950s Are Mesmerizing

Life looked a lot different for Virginia in the 1950s. This is the decade we most often refer to as “vintage,” with its sock hops, rock n’ roll, and the invention of the television. But as is true with all eras in American history, this decade was not without its hardships. These pictures provide a glimpse of what life was like in the Old Dominion more than 60 years ago. From families on vacation to men at work, these pictures show a little bit of everything.

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:

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