The Rider On The Pale Horse
Two Men Are Better Than One
Scandal in the Family
No Job For a Lady
One Last Fling
The Girl Who Gambled
I Want A Man
Vintage Beaus & Beauties
These images were first published in the 1950s, a period that evokes both nostalgia (Mad Men, mid-century modern furniture, “simpler times”) and horror (gender inequality, institutional racism, the Cold War). Without context, they may come off as cringeworthy, demeaning, and even upsetting—not to mention the titles of the works themselves, such as Coed’s Delight, Beauty Is the Prize, and Custom-Made Bride. But with context, this playlist can be an elucidating window into times past, giving us a more thorough understanding of life half a century ago.
To help tell that story, we enlisted two experts: Robin K. Payne, PhD, a professor of history at Fairmont State University, and Andrea Walsh, PhD, a professor of writing and women’s and gender studies at MIT. Read more here.
Norman Rockwell: 1950s Collection10 works
Popular Works by Norman Rockwell15 works
Rockwell Visits5 works
Saturday Evening Post: Cover Highlights41 works