Looking for a good historical overview of life in the US from 1945-1950
September 15, 2013 6:00 PM   Subscribe

auto-mats, greyhound buses, Pan-Am, radio, TV etc. Pop culture and day-to-day life. A book with lots of pictures would be ideal.
posted by Dag Maggot to Society & Culture (5 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Life magazine archives
posted by Sweetie Darling at 6:20 PM on September 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

Also here
posted by Sweetie Darling at 6:21 PM on September 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

The Americana Annual (1946), "an encyclopedia of events of 1945".

Unfortunately, the annuals for years 1947 to 1951 appear not to have been scanned.
posted by Bokmakierie at 6:29 PM on September 15, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Great answers - thanks very much.
posted by Dag Maggot at 8:50 PM on September 15, 2013

This Fabulous Century (1940-1950) This is a series of books from Time-Life , each volume covering a decade from 1890 thru 1970. They're long out of print, but you can find copies of individual volumes for less than $5 each. I read them years ago when I was a teen and loved them. Tons and tons of great pictures, cause hey it's from Time-Life.
posted by marsha56 at 5:01 PM on September 16, 2013 [1 favorite]

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