Silent Tuesday

In this AP file photo, a 1954 model of the Lloyd LP 400 S, made by the Lloyd automobile works (Lloyd Motoren Werke GmbH), part of the Borgward group, in Bremen, West Germany, stands at a grass patch, January 1954. The new model has an all-metal body (former models were partly wood covered with imitation leather). The little car is powered by 386 cc, 13 horse power, 2-cylinder two stroke engine, enough for a top speed of 75 km/h (47 mph). It is priced at 3,665 West Marks ($872 in US dollars).

Each Tuesday the Citizen Tribune shares a photo from the formative years of the Silent Generation. Born from 1927 to 1945, the Silent Generation is sandwiched between the G.I. Generation and the Boomer Generation. There were 46,582,000 Silent Generation children born. The formative years for the Silent Generation range from the early 1930s through the early 1960s.

The Silent Generation was influenced by the Great Depression and World War II.