What Products Were Popular in the 1950s?


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Products that were popular during the 1950s include televisions, Howdy Doody, TV Guide, Lucky Strike cigarettes and Coca-Cola. The soft drink company was the first to have an advertising campaign on TV. Many products became popular after customers saw them in shows or commercials.

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By the 1950s, approximately two thirds of households in the United States owned a television; this technology would go on to change how news and politics were presented to Americans. One of the most common products advertised on TV was cigarettes; "I Love Lucy" frequently featured them. Cartoon characters were commonly seen in commercials and advertised products such as Rice Krispies cereal.

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