In the United States, the 50s were a time of prosperity, optimism, and growth. The post World War II era was marked by the Baby Boom and the energetic expansion of American industry. Along with this new energy came scientific advancements, cultural changes, new genres of music and cultural icons, and a large amount of new quintessentially 50s consumer products. In this list, we picked out a few iconic things from the 50s that you might like to find in your storage unit.
5. 50s TV Set
TV sets first reached the marketplace in the 40s, and by the 1950s had become mainstream. By the end of the decade, most American households owned one.
4. Poodle Skirt
This fashion fad of the 50's was typically made of felt. Non-restrictive and hitting just below the knee, these skirts were perfect for swing dancing.
3. Vintage 50s Bike
They don't make bikes like this Columbia 3-Star Deluxe anymore. Who wouldn't love to ride around on this vintage bicycle?
2. Elvis Records
One of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century, Elvis Presley was at his peak during the 50s. Copies of some The King of Rock and Roll's original records are valued at $1,000 or more.
1. 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
With iconic tail fins and chrome, the Bel Air is one of the most recognizable American cars of all time. The sport coupe and convertible models are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.