Era 9 Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)

Collection by OBL


Standard 1: The economic boom and social transformation of postwar United States Standard 2: How the Cold War and conflicts in Korea and Vietnam influenced domestic and international politics Standard 3: Domestic policies after World War II Standard 4: The struggle for racial and gender equality and the extension of civil liberties

"Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs -Various Artists Freedom songs drawn from spirituals, gospel, rhythm and blues, football chants, blues and calypso forms. Protest Songs, Music Documentaries, Tools For Teaching, American Freedom, Civil Rights Movement, Rhythm And Blues, Music Education, Music Class, Black History Month

Voices of the Civil Rights Movement: Black American Freedom Songs 1960-1966

This double-CD reissue documents a central aspect of the cultural environment of the Civil Rights Movement, acknowledging songs as the language that focused people's energy. These 43 tracks are a series of musical images, of a people in conversation about their determination to be free. Many of ...

Clothing worn by Commander Allen 'Al' Carpenter USN while a POW held at "Hanoi Hilton" prison,November to March Vietnam Veterans, Vietnam War, My War, North Vietnam, Striped Pyjamas, Today In History, Prisoners Of War, State Of The Union, American War

From 1961 to 1973, the North Vietnamese and Vietcong held hundreds of Americans captive. In North Vietnam alone, more than a dozen prisons were scattered in and around the capital city of Hanoi. American POWs gave them nicknames: Alcatraz, Briarpatch, Dirty Bird, the Hanoi Hilton, the Zoo. Conditions were appalling; food was watery soup and bread, prisoners were variously isolated, starved, beaten, tortured—for countless hours—and paraded in anti-American propaganda.

This Cuban rumba dress belonged to the legendary Cuban salsa singer Celia Cruz and was designed by Cuban-born designer José Arteaga. Cuban Culture, African Culture, Cuban Dress, Cuban Salsa, Cuban Party, New Years Traditions, Gypsy Dresses, Traditional Dresses, Clothes

Cuban Rumba Dress This is a Bata Cubana, or Cuban Rumba dress, donated to the Smithsonian by Celia Cruz, the great Cuban salsa singer, in 1997. The Bata Cubana is a garment worn for performance on stage or cabaret. The Bata Cubana has its roots in the 19th century, and brings together influences from Spanish, French, and African culture and dress, combining theater, fiesta, and the spectacle of carnival with slave and gypsy dress.

"Hi ho, Kermit the frog here." Kermit is the creation and alter ego of master puppeteer Jim Henson. He served as a crusader for tolerance through his hit song "(It's Not Easy) Being Green. Miss Piggy, Jim Henson, Beatrix Potter, Les Muppets, Funny Quotes, Funny Memes, Jokes, Fraggle Rock, The Muppet Show

Kermit, a hand and rod puppet created in 1955 by Jim Henson, belongs to America's beloved puppet troupe, The Muppets. Kermit has served as master of ceremonies, comic, and crusader for tolerance in Henson's many creative endeavors. His most memorable role was as the leading Muppet character on Sesame Street (1969-). Kermit also played a lead role in The Muppet Show (1976-1980).

China Poblana Dress, Mexico, - If only that came in white! Mexican Costume, Mexican Outfit, Mexican Dresses, Mexican Style, Folk Costume, Mexican Clothing, Costumes, Mexican Colors, Mexican Art

China Poblana Dress -- Mariachis, groups comprised of vocalists, trumpeters, violinists, and various bass and guitar players, are today considered Mexico's traditional musical ensemble. Originally from the state of Jalisco, mariachi music transformed itself from a regional to a national music between the 1930s and 1950s. Its accompanying attire is the fancy charro costume for men and the china poblana dress (like the one pictured here) for women.

Not all cars with fins had Cadillac's same sense of luxurious style. This 1955 Ford station wagon, part of the museum's collection, is an example of how widely the design flourish spread during the Ford Classic Cars, Classic Chevy Trucks, Old American Cars, American Pride, American History, Woody Wagon, Old Fords, Vintage Bicycles, Vintage Motorcycles

In the 1950s, the station wagon became a staple of America's new suburban landscape and a ubiquitous extension of the suburban home. This car reveals how one family adopted a mobile, active lifestyle and how station wagons shaped family life.

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Declaring the distances to such places as Boston, San Francisco, and Toledo, this sign post graced the set of M*A*S*H during the show's run. Set in Korea during the 1950s, the show revolved around the work and antics of the staff of a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH). Its final episode on February 28, 1983, was the most–watched television program of all time.

The short-handled hoe brings back memories of back-breaking labor for generations of Mexican and Mexican American migrant workers who sustained California's booming agricultural economy. Social Transformation, Mexican American, American History, Hispanic Heritage Month, Migrant Worker, The Unit, Hoe, Roots, Cesar Chavez

The short-handled hoe brings back memories of back-breaking labor for generations of Mexican and Mexican American migrant workers who sustained California's booming agricultural economy.

Greensboro Lunch Counter Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education exhibit installation, National Museum of American History, Visit the exhibition online. Division of Political History collection SI Today In History, Us History, Black History, Social Transformation, African American Culture, History Classroom, Civil Rights Movement, Lunch, February 1

On February 1, 1960, four African American college students--Ezell A. Blair, Jr. (now Jibreel Khazan), Franklin E. McCain, Joseph A. McNeil, and David L. Richmond--sat down at this "whites only" lunch counter at the Woolworth's store in Greensboro, North Carolina, and politely asked for service. Their request was refused, and when asked to leave, the students remained in their seats in protest.

Gloves and robe worn by Muhammad Ali, three-time heavyweight boxing champion, about 1975 Heavyweight Boxing, World Heavyweight Championship, Muhammad Ali Boxing, Title Boxing, Brindille, Sting Like A Bee, Float Like A Butterfly, Boxing Club, Boxing Champions

Muhammad Ali's boxing robes & gloves. Ali gained fame for his boxing skills, charisma and the controversy he generated outside the ring.

A Jetsons vintage metal lunch box, y'all. Made by Aladdin in This one is from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History collections. How cool is decorating before and after design ideas home design house design Lunch Box Thermos, Vintage Lunch Boxes, Cool Lunch Boxes, Metal Lunch Box, Lunch Bags, Vintage Metal, Vintage Toys, Vintage Stuff, Retro Vintage

Aladdin Industries profited from the success of The Jetsons television cartoon series in the fall of 1963 by introducing a domed lunch box featuring that space-traveling suburban family and their robotic maid. American notions of family life in the 1960s traveled effortlessly outward to interplanetary space on this fanciful box.

Civil Rights March on Washington 1963 Martin Luther King, Whitney Young, Civil Rights March, 365days, I Have A Dream, African American History, History Books, History Facts, Black History

Handbill: The March on Washington, August 28, 1963, was the largest civil rights demonstration the nation had ever witnessed.

 Louis Cardinal Stan “The Man” Musial (b. used this Louisville Slugger to collect his hit on May in Chicago's Wrigley Field. The umpires later presented him with the bat. Wrigley Field, Louisville Slugger, Sports Baseball, St Louis Cardinals, Atlanta Braves, National Museum, Diamond Are A Girls Best Friend, Historical Photos, American History

St. Louis Cardinal Stan “The Man” Musial (b. 1920) used this Louisville Slugger to collect his 3,000th hit on May 13, 1958, in Chicago's Wrigley Field. The umpires later presented him with the bat.

Julia Child's Pyrex Measuring Cup: The well-known cookbook author and television cooking show star Julia Child had a number of the most commonly used American kitchen measuring devices in her kitchen. Liquid Measuring Cup, Measuring Cups, American Kitchen, Pyrex, Postwar, Author, Child, Number, Spoons

The well-known cookbook author and television cooking show star Julia Child had a number of the most commonly used American kitchen measuring devices in her kitchen.

A vintage photograph of a nuclear fallout shelter, from 1950 - right in the heart of the Cold War and the Atomic Age. Nuclear Bomb, Nuclear War, Survival Shelter, Survival Prepping, Doomsday Prepping, Emergency Preparedness, Survival Stuff, Homestead Survival, Survival Gear

The family fallout shelter represents the public policy assumptions of the atomic age, namely, that with enough preparation, the American family and with it the nation's social and political fabric would survive a nuclear attack. This free-standing, double-hulled steel shelter was installed beneath a front yard in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.