The Most Iconic Photographs Of The 1950s

Iconic Photographs Of The 1950s: Korean War March, 1950

Iconic Photographs Of The 1950s Korean War

This LIFE magazine picture is one of the earliest images of the Korean War. In it, American Marines march down a canyon road they dubbed “Nightmare Alley” during a retreat from the Chosin Reservoir.

Segregated Water Fountains, 1950

1950s Iconic Photographs Segregated Fountain

This image of segregated water fountains in North Carolina was taken by Elliott Erwitt. With just one click, the photograph captured the deep-seated racism prevalent in American society in the 50s and became one of the most iconic photographs of the 1950s.

Savannah Cox
Savannah Cox is the Managing Editor of All That Is Interesting. She holds a Master's Degree in International Relations, and works as a reporter/producer for DNAinfo, as well as a graduate researcher at The New School.
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