Living room in show home, Poplar, 1951

‘Living room in show home, Poplar, 1951, Catalogue ref: WORK 25/209/3872

« Return to Life in 1950s Britain

Divide the class into small groups/pairs. Print the questions below on separate cards. Ask the pupils to discuss their answers and report back to the class.

  • What can you see in this photograph?
  • How different is this living room to something we might have today?
  • Why might this photograph have been taken?
  • What does this photograph tell us about life in the 1950s?
  • How does this photograph connect to the message of the poster you looked at? [brighter future, a better life after the Second World War]