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Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone!
Let's take you back to March 26th in 1958 with these classic vintage Easter images.
There's a giant Easter chick, a sputnik baby and a really weird looking Easter Bunny.

History changed on October 4, 1957, when the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I. While the Sputnik launch was a single event, it marked the start of the space age, the USA - USSR Space Race and sputnik babies.

Cost of Things in 1958:
Average cost of new house: $12,750.00
Average monthly rent: $92.00
Average yearly income: $4,600.00
Cost of a gallon of gas: 25 cents
Cost of a loaf of bread: 19 cents
Cost of a postage stamp: 4 cents
Cost of a roundtrip airfaire ticket from New York to London: $453.00
Cost of 1 year tuition at Harvard: $1,250

Happy Easter everyone, eat plenty of chocolate and be merry!

Image Credits: Library of the University of Southern California.