When I was young, I remember often seeing an issue of Look and Life magazine on our living room coffee table. Recently I was browsing through the April 20, 1953 issue of Life Magazine at the Life Magazine Archives housed at Google Books.
At that time, housewives all across the U.S. were making both pudding and pies with Jell-O products.
In the July 20, 1953 issue of Life, a picture of members of President Eisenhower's family were pictured at the Easter egg roll hosted at the White House.
In 1953 the defrosting Kelvinator was a popular refrigerator.
Many of us will recall the popularity of Lane cedar chests and hope chests in the 1950s and 60s.
Visit the Life Magazine Archives, and you will see the types of advertisements that your parents and grandparents saw in years gone by!