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18 Great Photos Of Teeth In The 1950s

By on 6 March 2014 | comments 0

TEETH in the 1950s. What did they look like? Not everyone had them:

 A happy reunion at Southampton as the trooper Empire Orwell returns with 750 British servicemen from Korea, Clasping his twin sons (21) is ex-CSM George Wood. His sons are Donald (left) and Ronald, members of the 7th Royal Tank Regiment.  Date: 09/11/1951

A happy reunion at Southampton as the trooper Empire Orwell returns with 750 British servicemen from Korea, Clasping his twin sons (21) is ex-CSM George Wood. His sons are Donald (left) and Ronald, members of the 7th Royal Tank Regiment.
Date: 09/11/1951

 

Michael Hartung, 46, an unemployed welder shown Feb. 17, 1951 says this is the way he picked coins off the pavement with this teeth on New Year’s Eve trying to convince officers he was not drunk. He went on trial in Los Angeles, California on February 16, on a plea of not guilty to charges of drunkenness. The officers who arrested him said they found his automobile littered with bottles and said they weren'’t convinced by his demonstration

Michael Hartung, 46, an unemployed welder shown Feb. 17, 1951 says this is the way he picked coins off the pavement with this teeth on New Year’s Eve trying to convince officers he was not drunk. He went on trial in Los Angeles, California on February 16, on a plea of not guilty to charges of drunkenness. The officers who arrested him said they found his automobile littered with bottles and said they weren’’t convinced by his demonstration

Dr. John V. Lenburg (left) demonstrates how a patient’s tooth is prepared for fillings with the new air-cutter dental tool, June 9, 1950. The patient is his wife. Dr. O.W. Silberhorn assists him by holding the exhaust tube for carrying away the abrasive powder by vacuum. Called the Airdent, the dental tool utilizes the principle of air-driven abrasives. Tooth structure is removed by operation of a foot pedal switch which controls the flow of abrasives from the tiny nozzle held over the area to be cut by the dentist. Carbon dioxide gas propels the abrasive powder aluminum oxide for cutting cavities and another for cleaning teeth. The rubber mask over the mouth of the patient is used to keep the tooth to be air-drilled dry.

Dr. John V. Lenburg (left) demonstrates how a patient’s tooth is prepared for fillings with the new air-cutter dental tool, June 9, 1950. The patient is his wife. Dr. O.W. Silberhorn assists him by holding the exhaust tube for carrying away the abrasive powder by vacuum. Called the Airdent, the dental tool utilizes the principle of air-driven abrasives. Tooth structure is removed by operation of a foot pedal switch which controls the flow of abrasives from the tiny nozzle held over the area to be cut by the dentist. Carbon dioxide gas propels the abrasive powder aluminum oxide for cutting cavities and another for cleaning teeth. The rubber mask over the mouth of the patient is used to keep the tooth to be air-drilled dry.

Britains Joan Rhodes lifts a table and swings it with her teeth

Britains Joan Rhodes lifts a table and swings it with her teeth

British strong woman, Joan Rhodes, demonstrates her strength and prowess by bending and iron bar with her bare hands and teeth for three interested men during her night club act Dusseldorf, Germany, Nov. 5, 1952. In Dec. 1955, Joan lifted comedian Bob Hope to her shoulders when Hope was in Iceland entertaining U.S. forces stationed there. Hope slipped from her grasp, hit the floor head-first and sustained a cut nose and injured neck. The following day he appeared on a British television show from London, after visiting a London doctor.

British strong woman, Joan Rhodes, demonstrates her strength and prowess by bending and iron bar with her bare hands and teeth for three interested men during her night club act Dusseldorf, Germany, Nov. 5, 1952. In Dec. 1955, Joan lifted comedian Bob Hope to her shoulders when Hope was in Iceland entertaining U.S. forces stationed there. Hope slipped from her grasp, hit the floor head-first and sustained a cut nose and injured neck. The following day he appeared on a British television show from London, after visiting a London doctor.

: TV's elegant comedian Terry-Thomas, who exhibits a distinctive sartorial style, returns from a holiday in Madeira sporting a cap and extended cigarette holder. He carries a bush of orchids for his wife. He is pictured at Southampton. Date: 25/03/1952

: TV’s elegant comedian Terry-Thomas, who exhibits a distinctive sartorial style, returns from a holiday in Madeira sporting a cap and extended cigarette holder. He carries a bush of orchids for his wife. He is pictured at Southampton.
Date: 25/03/1952

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A young boy stares at a model of a Sperm Whale during the 'Month of the Whale' exhibition at London Zoo. Date: 23/05/1955

A young boy stares at a model of a Sperm Whale during the ‘Month of the Whale’ exhibition at London Zoo.
Date: 23/05/1955

It's a battle of fangs when comedian meets leopard at Bristol Zoo, where Ken Dodd snaps his £10,000 gnashers virtually in the face of the fearsome Larry. Fortunately, there's a strong glass screen between them. Because he reckons his prominent front teeth are his fortune, Ken has insured them for £10,000. The Birmingham insurance broker who accepted the risk has laid down two important conditions. Ken must not ride a motorcycle, take part in vigorous sports - or eat seaside rock.  Date: 06/06/1957

It’s a battle of fangs when comedian meets leopard at Bristol Zoo, where Ken Dodd snaps his £10,000 gnashers virtually in the face of the fearsome Larry. Fortunately, there’s a strong glass screen between them. Because he reckons his prominent front teeth are his fortune, Ken has insured them for £10,000. The Birmingham insurance broker who accepted the risk has laid down two important conditions. Ken must not ride a motorcycle, take part in vigorous sports – or eat seaside rock.
Date: 06/06/1957

The latest thing in Easter bonnets is shown by Lulu, star attraction at the Bloomington Zoo, Illinois, who had this expression when she posed for photographer, March 28, 1959.

The latest thing in Easter bonnets is shown by Lulu, star attraction at the Bloomington Zoo, Illinois, who had this expression when she posed for photographer, March 28, 1959.

Jewellery by Salvador Dali, a watch in the shape of an eye surrounded by diamonds and rubies, and a brooch of rubies in the shape of lips with pearls as teeth. Date: 08/11/1954

Jewellery by Salvador Dali, a watch in the shape of an eye surrounded by diamonds and rubies, and a brooch of rubies in the shape of lips with pearls as teeth.
Date: 08/11/1954

Steve Calvert applies nail polish to the teeth of the gorilla skin he wears for roles in Hollywood movies and TV shows, Nov. 7, 1955. The head is fitted with a mechanical steel frame for opening and closing its mouth. Calvert activates the frame by moving his own jaws.

Steve Calvert applies nail polish to the teeth of the gorilla skin he wears for roles in Hollywood movies and TV shows, Nov. 7, 1955. The head is fitted with a mechanical steel frame for opening and closing its mouth. Calvert activates the frame by moving his own jaws.

Regimental Sergeant-Major Ronald Brittain of the Coldstream Guards as he takes a squad of officer cadets at the Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire

Regimental Sergeant-Major Ronald Brittain of the Coldstream Guards as he takes a squad of officer cadets at the Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire

Inquisitive kids get a visual Bible lesson at Storyland in Neptune, New Jersey, July 1, 1955.

Inquisitive kids get a visual Bible lesson at Storyland in Neptune, New Jersey, July 1, 1955.

With the aid of a magnifying glass, Doyle J. Davis, freshman dental student at the University of Southern California, carves a miniature deer, April 7, 1955. It’s class work, not a hobby. Because hand skill is important to a dentist, Dr. William P. Harrison, who conducts a dental anatomy class at the university, originated 25 years ago a creative wax-carving test to determine the manual dexterity of his freshman students. His campus office contains some 3,000 miniature objects which the students carved from tiny cylindrical pieces of hard caruba wax only 1-inch high and three-quarter of an inch wide.

With the aid of a magnifying glass, Doyle J. Davis, freshman dental student at the University of Southern California, carves a miniature deer, April 7, 1955. It’s class work, not a hobby. Because hand skill is important to a dentist, Dr. William P. Harrison, who conducts a dental anatomy class at the university, originated 25 years ago a creative wax-carving test to determine the manual dexterity of his freshman students. His campus office contains some 3,000 miniature objects which the students carved from tiny cylindrical pieces of hard caruba wax only 1-inch high and three-quarter of an inch wide.

Fiji islanders Alfred Kikau and his brother Henry, with the whale's tooth (tabua) which they brought 80 miles by canoe across the Pacific to Suva to present to the Queen when she visits the islands during her Commonwealth tour. Date: 14/12/1953

Fiji islanders Alfred Kikau and his brother Henry, with the whale’s tooth (tabua) which they brought 80 miles by canoe across the Pacific to Suva to present to the Queen when she visits the islands during her Commonwealth tour.
Date: 14/12/1953

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