This exhibition was created in the framework of the CEF-project '50s in Europe Kaleidoscope'

Kaleidoscope partners:
- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) - Project coordinator
- PHOTOCONSORTIUM - International Consortium for Photographic Heritage (Italy)
- Coventry University (United Kingdom)
- Ajuntament De Girona - Centre De Recerca i Difusió De La Imatge (Catalonia, Spain)
- National Technical University of Athens (Greece)
- Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw - IMEC (Belgium)
- Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz - SPK (Germany)
- Koninklijk Instituut voor het Kunstpatrimonium - Institut royal du Patrimoine artistique (Belgium)
- Topham Partners - TOPFOTO (United Kingdom)
- National Széchényi Library of Hungary (Hungary)

Sofie Taes, KU Leuven

Douglas McCarthy, Europeana
Adrian Murphy, Europeana

Małgorzata Szynkielewska, Europeana

Further reading

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: Aerospace History Timeline

George Douglas Photography website

European Environmental Agency: Celebrating Europe and its environment - 1950s

The Fashion History Timeline:1950-1959

C. FUNK, Rock and Roll and Youth Culture, in A guide for Artist and Musician Biographies (Ohio State University)

B. FRIEDAN, The Feminine Mystique, 1963

G. HARGENS, A look at mid-century modernist homes through the work of Close Associates, in The Minnesota Preservationist, March/April 2010, pp 10-12. 

R.J. POOLE, Blonde Bombshell and Homely Housewife: Selling the Woman in 1950s Hollywood Comedies, in Almighty Dollar, ed. by H. TSCHACHLER, E. BANAUCH and S. PUFF, 2010, pp. 207-219.

G. RAWNSLEY, Cold-War Propaganda in the 1950s, London - New York, 1999. 

Statue of Stalin taken down in Budapest, October 1956, György Fábri, OSZK Photo Collection, CC BY-NC-SA
Speeding toddler in Helsingborg park, 1957, AB Helsingborgs-Bild, Kulturmagasinet, Helsingborgs museer, Public Domain Mark
The Messerschmitt Kabinenroller in the streets of Girona, July 1954, Martí Massafont Costals, Ajuntament de Girona, CC BY-NC-ND
Lithuanian political prisoners in Inta, c. 1956, unknown, Kaunas 9th Fort Museum, CC BY
Girl with greased quiff and leather jacket, 1959, AB Helsingborgs-Bild, Kulturmagasinet, Helsingborgs museer, Public Domain Mark
Paul Anka performs at Linnanmäellä, August 1959, U. A. Saarinen, Museovirasto - Finnish Heritage Agency, CC BY-NC-ND
Rock-Olga, August 1959, Örebro Kuriren, Örebro läns museum, Public Domain Mark
11th Triennale in Milan ‘Eclettismo-formalismo’, 1957, Paolo Monti, Fondazione Biblioteca Europea di Informazione e Cultura (BEIC), CC BY-SA
Poul Henningsen with kites, 1957, Gunvor Jørgsholm & Gunvor Betting, The National Library of Denmark and Copenhagen University Library, CC BY-NC-ND
Jubilee amidst a sea of flowers, 1953, Olof Bellander, Malmö museer, CC BY
Homeless family at Hakaniemenranta, Helsinki, 1950s, UA Saarinen, Press Photo archive JOKA, Finnish Heritage Agency, CC BY-NC-ND
Shopping window of Matteson's electric store boasting novelties, 1951, Lindberg Foto, Kulturmagasinet, Helsingborgs museer, Public Domain Mark
Matti Jämsä safely exits a burning shed, 1957, UA Saarinen, Press Photo archive JOKA Finnish Heritage Agency, In Copyright
Dance with football from the movie ‘A Csodacsatár’, 1956, Gábor Kovács, National Széchényi Library, CC BY-NC-SA
Actor Nils Poppe sweeping the tarmac in ‘Flyg-Bom’, 1952, Unknown, Kulturmagasinet, Helsingborgs museer, Public Domain Mark
A model shows winter fashion in Stockholm, 1950, Sten Didrik Bellander, Stiftelsen Nordiska museet, CC BY-NC-ND
Wedding portrait with home-baked cakes, Prekmurje (Slovenia), 1959, Unknown, Pokrajinska in študijska knjižnica Murska Sobota, CC BY-NC