I've noticed that bedrooms seem to be the most conservative rooms in the American home. I suppose that shouldn't surprise me much but I have been kind of baffled by how traditional and conservative the bedrooms looked in the late '40s as well as the early '50s. It seems as if it was the last room in the house to modernize. If I had more time I could probably make a case for it being symbolic of the countries deeply problematic views of sex and human sexuality.
If you'd like to see more early '50s bedrooms you can find them in my Flickr Gallery.
Tomorrow, early '50s Living Rooms!