Iconic Photos From the 50s That Will Make You Long For the Past If You’re White

The 1950s were a special time in American history. Often referred to as a “period of conformity,” this prosperous decade featured strict gender roles, a post-war economic boom, McCarthyism, and the start of white flight into the suburbs. These iconic photographs from the romantic era of shared milkshakes, poodle skirts, and general white male paradise will make you long for the past, unless of course you aren’t white because yikes!