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Everyday Life in Spain During The 1950s Captured In Color Photographs

Everyday Life in Spain During The 1950s Captured In Color Photographs

Everyday Life in Spain During The 1950s Captured In Color Photographs
Everyday Life in Spain During The 1950s Captured In Color Photographs




These stunning color photographs offer us a glimpse of how everyday life in Spain during the 1950s was actually like. 28 beautiful photos show us the beauty of people’s lives from over half a century ago, when life was definitely harder than it is now.

The 1950’s were a very difficult decade, not just in Spain, or Europe, but all over the world. It was the time right after World War II. People were still getting used to the new world order and rivalries between neighboring countries were still pretty much present. The wounds of war were not completely healed back then, but these photos reveal that people still tried to live their life the best way possible.

Paris-based photographer Jean Paul Margnac captured these unique snapshots during the school holidays of 1955. He dared himself to travel to Dakar (Senegal, Africa) by hitchhiking, and on his way there he walked through Spain, from North to South. He took these beautiful photos with a Zeiss Contax IIIa and a Kodachrome film, and the results, as you will see, are a veritable piece of history.

Everyday Life in Spain During The 1950s Captured In Color Photographs
Everyday Life in Spain During The 1950s Captured In Color Photographs

The French photographer managed to capture instances of with the everyday life in Spain of people living in Madrid, the country’s capital, and also the lives of people living in rural villages. It’s a very impressive look back in time, where it seems that people enjoyed life much more back then, than the people living today.


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It seems like all the horrors of war built character and made them realize that peace is something to celebrate, no matter how much money you have.

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