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Lovers, Seashore, Butlins, Skegness  1952. By Grace Robertson

un-air-d-autrefois: Grace Robertson ,Lovers, Seashore, Butlins, Skegness 1952

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Paul Newman by Eve Arnold

Butlins holiday camp 1947

Butlins holiday camp 1947

A couple kissing in front of Butlins, a popular and affordable family holiday destination in the 1950s (The Telegraph)

A couple kissing in front of Butlin's, a popular and affordable British family holiday destination. Via The Telegraph

magic lantern slide

magic lantern slide

Kiss by Robert Doisneau

Robert Doisneau: Le baiser de L’Hôtel de Ville, Paris (also known as “The Kiss”), 1950 “ There is scarcely a photograph of our times that has achieved the popularity of Robert Doisneau’s The Kiss in.

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Coping with a weekend heat wave at Butlin's Ayr Holiday Camp in

by Dorthea Lange    For many, this picture of Florence Owens Thompson (age 32) represents the Great Depression. She was the mother of 7 and she struggled to survive with her kids catching birds and picking fruits. Dorothea Lange took the picture after Florence sold her tent to buy food for her children. She made the first page of major newspapers all over the country and changed people's conception about migrants.

“Migrant Mother,” Dorothea Lange, 1936 For many, Florence Owens Thompson is the face of the Great Depression, thanks to legendary photographer Dorothea Lange. Lange made this photograph while visiting a camp in California in February With this.

Simone Vaudry et Léonce Cargue dans le film Les Elus de la Mer, vers 1925, by Andre Reybas

Simone Vaudry et Léonce Cargue dans le film Les Elus de la Mer, vers 1925, by Andre Reybas

Frida en un tren …

Lucienne Bloch, Frida Kahlo on the train to Mexico, 1932

Crowds of holidaymakers watching outdoor entertainment at Butlins Holiday Camp, Filey

Vintage pictures of Butlins camps in the 1950s hark back to bygone era

In the Butlins camps were the go-to destination for Brits on vacation. Knobbly knees contests, human pyramids and tombolas were the major entertainment events on the calendar.

A Knobbly Knees Contest at Butlins Holiday Camp in Filey in July, 1954

Vintage pictures of Butlins camps in the 1950s hark back to bygone era

A Knobbly Knees Contest at Butlin's Filey Holiday Camp in 1954

Butlins holiday camp in 1940..This must be the knobbly knees contest..the winner has to be the one on the far left!

Butlins holiday camp in Knobbly knee contest.

Untitled | Vintage photo postcard. Kodak Austral, produced by Jas. C. Cruden, 182 Pitt St, Sydney. No writing on the back.

Untitled | Vintage photo postcard. Kodak Austral, produced by Jas. C. Cruden, 182 Pitt St, Sydney. No writing on the back.

Jean Castello publicity photo by Lucien Lorelle

Jean Castello publicity photo by Lucien Lorelle

Dr. Cyril Garbett, the Archbishop of York visiting Butlins Holiday Camp, Filey, North Yorkshire, in 1954

Vintage pictures of Butlins camps in the 1950s hark back to bygone era

Cyril Garbett, the Archbishop of York visiting Butlins Holiday Camp, Filey, North Yorkshire, in 1954

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