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'The Luckiest Generation': LIFE With Teenagers in 1950s America

       

1/17 Caption from LIFE. In aura of fun and well-being, students dance in gym of Carlsbad's high school at weekly "Sock Hop" t Nina Leen—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

If there's one thing we humans like to do, it's label ourselves and one another. Sometimes those labels, applied to vast numbers of people, are obviously laudatory (The Greatest Generation). Sometimes they're pitying (The Lost Generation). Sometimes they're duly withering (The Me Generation). And sometimes, at least in the moment, they're just plain accurate.



In June 1954, LIFE magazine published an article titled "The Luckiest Generation" that, revisited 60 years later, feels like an almost perfect snapshot of a certain segment of American society at a particular moment in the nation's history. We'll let LIFE set the scene:

To read the rest of tBen Cosgroves story, follow the link.  http://time.com/3544391/the-luckiest-generation-life-with-teenagers-in-1950s-america/?utm_source=money.com&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-money&utm_content=2017101615pm&xid=newsletter-life-weekly

 

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