It may seem that the average woman of the 1950s led a cushy life. Her husband earned the money, and she spent her days cleaning the house, enjoying her new appliances and visiting friends.
But this cushy life existed only in appearances and advertisements. In reality, the average woman of the fifties was fighting against societal repression and searching to find her place and purpose in life. Her roles, responsibilities, and perception of herself were being frantically rearranged by society. As the 1960s dawned, things would never be the same again.
Photo by John Rawlings