The America We Lost: Fascinating Found Photos Show How Life of the US Looked Like in the 1960s
Florida gulf, 1962
The 1960s were a decade of revolution and change in politics, music and society around the world. It started in the United States and the United Kingdom, and spread to continental Europe and other parts of the globe.
Chula Vista gift shop, Branson, Missouri, 1962
The 1960s were an era of protest. In the civil rights movement blacks and whites protested against the unfair treatment of races. Towards the end of the decade more and more Americans protested against the war in Vietnam. Many people in the United States thought that Americans had no reason to fight in war that was so far away from home.
House and car, DeLand, Florida, 1962
Female activists demanded more rights for women, whose role in society began to change. The birth control pill and other contraceptives were introduced, making it possible for women to plan their careers and have babies when they wanted them.
Loc-Wood boat dock, Bagnell Dam, Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, 1962
After World War II people all over the world started working hard and respecting the values they were brought up with. Especially in Europe, it was an era of recovery and rebuilding. In the 1960s many young people started doubting such values. They protested against society and everything that was mainstream. They had hair long and wore unusual and strange clothes.
These fascinating photos were found by Dean Avants that shows how life of the United States looked like in the 1960s.
Times Square, NYC, 1963
Boy with “JUST MARRIED” car, Virginia, 1964
Two girls hurrying to a 1957 Ford Fairline convertible, 1964
Two ladies outside a camping trailer, circa 1964
42nd street, NYC, 1966
Chicago skyline from Civic Center, Illinois, 1966
Demonstration in Greenwich Village, NYC, 1966
Dinosaur Land, Vernal, Utah, 1966
Dodge City, Kansas, 1966
Entrance to America the Beautiful in Circarama, Disneyland, 1966
Greenwich Village, NYC, 1966
Johnson Wax Headquarters, Racine, Wisconsin, 1966
Lady reading pamphlet on street, Boston, Massachusetts, 1966
Laurent House, Illinois, 1966
Radio City Music Hall, NYC, 1966
Reno, Nevada, 1966
Reno, Nevada, 1966
Students on field trip, somewhere in Oklahoma, 1966
Times Square, NYC, 1966
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1966
“It’s a Small World” ride, Disneyland, 1967
Girls on the beach, California, 1967
Tombstone, Arizona, 1967
White Sands, New Mexico, 1967
1968 Ford Mustang in driveway at NW 47th and Villa, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1968
Cycle race, Daytona Speedway, Florida, 1968
Girl at Alabaster Caverns, Oklahoma, 1968
Golf game in the mountains, 1968
Small group of friends at Alabaster Caverns, Oklahoma, 1968
Photo shoot, Maryland, 1969