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1949's "Step-Saving" Kitchen

In 1949 the U.S. Department of Agriculture designed the “ideal kitchen.” The premise was to create a space that saved time and effort in food prep, cooking and cleaning. Laboratory research and experiments were studied to determine the optimal working environment and the “step-saving” kitchen was created.

Retrospectacle: Surfing

Surfing moved from subculture to popular culture in the 1950s. Gone were boards made from redwood, ... more

The Great Seal Bug

It was 1945 and the U.S. and the Soviet Union had at best a tenuous relationship. What was presented ... more

Sounds of the Time: The Lennon Sisters

Every Saturday night for 13 years the Lennon Sisters graced television screens across the country ... more
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