Stunning Color Photos Of Swinging London In The 60s

The 1960s were when London emerged as the epicentre of fashion, art and music. It was, as Philip Larkin pointed out, when sex was invented. Continue reading »

“Moon Level Luxury At Down To Earth Rates”: Al Stovall’s 1960s Space Age Lodge In Anaheim, California

The Space Age Lodge in Anaheim, California, housed its first cadets in 1965. One of five cosmic-themed motels created by industrialist Al Stovall, the Space Age Lodge was partnered with the Inn of Tomorrow, the Cosmic Inn, The Galaxy, another Space Age Lodge (all in Anaheim) and the Space Age in Gila Bend, Arizona. This was “MOON LEVEL LUXURY” at “DOWN TO EARTH RATES.”

Let’s travel back in time to when 60s kitsch was out of this world. Continue reading »

The Art Of Mass Surveillance: All 135 Vintage NSA Security Posters From The 1950s And 1960s

In the 1950s and 1960s the National Security Agency (NSA) cranked out beautiful and captivating posters to remind Americans that keeping secrets was important. Continue reading »

People Of Bell Labs In The 1960s

In 1967, Lawrence ‘Larry’ Luckham was an operations manager at Bell Labs in Oakland, California. He brought a camera into work to capture a day in the life at a company churning out some of the biggest technological advances of the decade. Continue reading »

Stunning Black And White Photos Of The Skateboarding In The 1960s

Skateboarding in New York City as pictured by photographer Bill Eppridge in 1965. Pictures originally featured in Life Magazine on May 14, 1965. Continue reading »

“The East End In Colour”: Rare And Gorgeous Kodachrome Photographs Of London In The 1960s And 1970s


Brushfield Street, 1970 © David Granick/Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

These previously unpublished photographs by David Granick capture the streets and waterways of London’s East End in the warm hues of Kodachrome film. Journey back in time to a place now long vanished. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of Fabulous London Streetstyle In The 1960s

It’s London, it’s the mid 1960s and the city is the epicentre of the fashion/pop-culture universe; here are some fabulous mod looks direct from the street as they happened. Continue reading »

“It Commands Respect Wherever It Travels!” – Cadillac Ads In The 1960s

In 1961, Frank Kelly Freas, best-known for his science-fiction artwork, created this parody advertisement for Cadillac Jewelry, which was supposed to “let the whole world know you own that fabulous status-symbol.” Continue reading »

American Women Mugshots In The 1960s

The police mugshot photograph was developed as early as the mid-nineteenth century, and it has since developed as an iconic photographic type in its own right. Formulaic and recognized the world over, it was developed at a when the Victorian fascination of labelling and categorizing of people was at its height. Remarkably, the mugshot photograph has changed little in 150 years. Continue reading »

A 1960s Bedford Panorama Bus Lovingly Converted Into A Traveling Home

A lovingly converted Bedford Panorama available to hire.

The bus has a beautiful wooden floor, painted pine boarding and a well thought-out dining/kitchen area with hand-built units, oak worktops, a gas cooker and a fridge. At the back is a cosy double bed and a wood-burning stove placed on an old flagstone. An L-shaped sofa seat folds into a further double bed. Solar panels on the roof power the lights and a socket to charge phones, laptops etc. Continue reading »

Bad Girl Mugshots From Between The 1940s And 1960s

From murderers, thieves and hookers, these are the faces of the many who were captured on camera at the lowest points of their lives. And while many people would say mugshots of the past hold a certain curiosity, one man confesses what started as an initial fascination turned into an obsession. Mark Michaelson has collected more than 10,000 photographs of men and women of all races and ages, taken after their run-ins with the law. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Funny Portraits Of Celebrities From 1960s

Willy Rizzo (1928 – 2013) was an Italian photographer and designer, recognized genius and one of the best documentary photographers of the XX century. During his relatively long life, he has worked with several generations of celebrities – from Marilyn Monroe to Milla Jovovich. The photo series of his photographs of celebrities below were shot at his Studio Willy Rizzo in Paris in 1966 came out very funny. Continue reading »

Western United States In The 1960s: Colorful Life In The American West 50 Years Ago Through Amazing Found Photos

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These amazing found slides captured colorful life in the American West during the 1960s. Continue reading »

25 Iconic Photos Of Rock Stars From The 1960s And 1970s Taken By Henry Diltz

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Henry Diltz is a former musician who took some of the most iconic photos of the 1960s and ’70s, many of which graced the covers of groundbreaking albums. Crosby Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, the Doors, the Eagles, all became friends and subjects. Diltz also shot iconic magazine covers and continues to work today. Continue reading »

Students Home Party, 1960s, New York

So, where are your parents? Continue reading »