This Instagram Account Shares Pictures From The ’60s and ’70s, Shows Why It Was An Era Like No Other – Design You Trust

This Instagram Account Shares Pictures From The ’60s and ’70s, Shows Why It Was An Era Like No Other

Cher walking around Beverly Hills, 1978
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The 1970s are often associated with Vietnam and Watergate, but there was also plenty of glamor between the wild fashion, TV stars like Farrah Fawcett, and the disco era.

So to get a better image of the decade, let’s take a look at the aptly-titled Instagram account, 70s Archives. It shares photos that show not only how people looked in the period, but also what they were passionate about and how they spent their days.

After all, nothing paints a better picture of a place in time than those who inhabit it.

More: Instagram h/t: boredpanda

Jimi Hendrix, 1967 (by Petra Niemeier)
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Mick Jagger on tour, 1972 (by Jean-Marie Périer)
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Newlyweds kiss in a heart shaped tub at the Poconos Palace, 1971 (by George Silk)
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Kate Bush at Zojoji Temple, June 1978 (by Koh Hasebe)
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A young boy’s reaction to meeting André the Giant, 1970s
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Paul McCartney holding a “To hell with the Beatles” button, 1964
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David Bowie during a performance in Los Angeles, 1973
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Diana Ross in a Bob Mackie dress in 1975
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Venice Beach, California, 1979
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Agnetha Fältskog of ABBA in a pink heart jumpsuit, 1970
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Gay Freedom Day (Pride), San Francisco, 1977 (by Crawford Wayne Barton)
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Madonna, 1977
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1965. Hair by Phillip Mason, photo by Richard Blinkoff
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Goldie Hawn at the Stars for McGovern Benefit Fundraiser in New York City, 1972
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Robert Plant, Mick Hinton, & Maureen Plant at a Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young concert. Wembley Stadium, 1974
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Cheerleaders spelling out C-u-n-t. Students of the Feminist Art Program at Fresno State College (now California State University) in 1971
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1970s
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Michael Jackson, 1972
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Jim Morrison
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Twiggy in 1967 (by Bert Stern)
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Queen, 1974 (by Mick Rock)
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Behind the scenes photos from “Jaws” (1975)
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Stevie Nicks, 1978
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Contestants in the Miss Universe Pageant, 1968. Miss Brazil (pictured on the second slide, back row, far left) was the winner
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Diana Ross, 1970s
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Woman covering her husband’s eyes at sight of young woman taking off her top on the beach in France, 1974
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Jimi Hendrix in Hawaii, 1968
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Jane Birkin, 1972
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Joni Mitchell at home in Los Angeles, CA, August 1968 (by Baron Wolman)
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Jane Fonda, 1960s
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Cher, 1976
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Queen, 1970s
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Tina Turner and Janis Joplin Performing at Madison Square Garden in 1969
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Amsterdam Prostitute, 1960s (by Paul Kessel)
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David Bowie in “The Man Who Fell To Earth” (1976)
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Carrie Fisher sleeping on the set of “The Empire Strikes Back” (1979)
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Prince, 1977 (by Robert Whitman)
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1960s roller skaters
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Marsha Hunt, 1969
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Lauren Hutton at the 1975 Oscars
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Vogue Magazine, August 1968 (by Norman Parkinson)
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Lou Reed at the Blakes Hotel, 1974 (by Mick Rock)
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Edie Sedgwick in New York, 1966 (by Jerry Schatzberg)
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Meryl Streep in New York, 1979
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“The right man for the job may be a woman” – Ruth Gordon Schnapp, the first woman to be licensed as a structural engineer in California, late 1970s
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Grace Jones at Studio 54 in New York City, 1978
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George Harrison & Pattie Boyd at Heathrow Airport in London, 1967
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Cher at the 1974 Grammys
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Paris, 1967
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Twiggy with her cat, 1966 (by Burt Glinn)
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Donna Summer in London, 1976 (by Michael Putland)
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“A well-worn stairway leads to a house on Oahu’s North Shore, November 1979” (by Robert Madden for National Geographic)
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Debbie Harry & Ronnie Spector, 1979 (by Chris Stein)
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1970s (model & photographer unknown)
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The Empire Roller Skating Rink in Brooklyn, 1979 (by Bill Bernstein)
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Stevie Wonder in Austin, TX, 1976 (by Lynn Goldsmith)
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Debbie Harry in an outtake from her Punk Magazine centerfold shoot in New York City, 1976 (by Chris Stein)
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Pink Floyd in 1967 (by Marc Sharratt)
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The crowd at a Led Zeppelin concert in Oakland, California, 1977 (by Kevin C. Goff)
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Roller skating, 1970s
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Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta at the Grease premiere party, 1978 (by Brad Elterman)
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Harlem, 1970 (by Jack Garofalo)
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Mama Cass, 1967 (by Jerry Schatzberg)
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Happy International Women’s Day
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Sissy Spacek & Shelley Duvall on the set of the movie ‘3 Women’, 1977
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Raquel Welch, 1970 (by Terry O’Neill)
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Workers moving a section of the World Trade Center antenna into place in 1979. Photographed about 1700 feet above the streets of New York (by Peter B. Kaplan)
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Nancy Sinatra, 1966
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East Fifth Street & Main Street, Fort Worth, Texas, 1976 (by Stephen Shore)
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Naomi Sims, 1971
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