Have a Happy Mid-Century New Year’s Eve
Ah, the 1950s. It was a time when modern America was in its infancy, the economy flourished, and there were no pesky viruses to dampen our holiday gatherings. I mean, besides polio and influenza. The middle decade of the 20th century was full of promise, with a touch of elegance and a heap of modern marvels. All that was evident in the New Year’s Eve celebrations of the time.
As these colorized photographs from the 1950s show, people from that era knew how to celebrate in style … from hors d’oeuvres served on Tupperware platters to rousing games of charades, a New Year’s Eve party in the 1950s was a swanky event that was perfect for welcoming in the new year.