“Terminal City”: Extraordinary Photos Of Vancouver 1972-1982


Ovaltine Cafe

From 1972 to 1982, Greg Girard photographed Vancouver, Canada, his home town. Before Expo 86, when the money moved in, Vancouver was a working-class port city of cheap hotels, greasy diners and neon. Continue reading »

Creepy 1970s-Era Posters From An Imaginary English Town

Scarfolk is a an imaginary town in North West England that did not progress beyond 1979. Instead, the entire decade of the 1970s loops ad infinitum. Featured below are some of their awkward posters. Continue reading »

Cool Pics That Show How People Enjoyed Parties In The 1970s

Here below is a photo collection that shows how people enjoyed parties from the 1970s. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos From Between The 1940s And 1970s Show How Glamorous Flying Used To Be!

Although flying today is cheaper, safer, and faster than it’s ever been, it’s becoming an increasingly unpleasant experience as airlines cram more passengers into planes, causing overcrowding and delays. It’s enough to make travelers wish for the golden age of aviation. Here are some vintage photos from 1946 to 1970, sourced from Iberia, KLM, Delta, British Airways and Air France, that show just how glamorous flying used to be. Continue reading »

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters In The 1970s And 1980s

Alcohol presents an exhaustive collection of previously unpublished, Soviet Anti-Alcohol posters. The book includes examples from the 1960s through to the 1980s, but focuses on those produced during the Mikhail Gorbachev campaign initiated in 1985. Continue reading »

15 Of The Best Sci-fi Film Posters Of The 1970s

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

The ’70s began with a wave of dystopian sci-fi and culminated with Star Wars and the birth of the modern blockbuster. These are some of the decade’s most stunning poster designs. Continue reading »

Stunning Pics That Defined The 1970s Sportswear

The 1970s fashion was a fun era. The early 1970s fashion scene was very similar to 1969, just a bit more flamboyant. It wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that a fashion revolution occurred in the 1970s. Continue reading »

“People In Cars”: Candid Photos Of Drivers In Los Angeles In The 1970s


Mike Mandel, courtesy of Robert Mann Gallery and STANLEY/BARKER

Mike Mandel grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and as an kid in the 1950s could walk just about everywhere he needed to go: to school, or later down the street to the open field to collect rocks or catch lizards. All of his friends lived on his block, so he didn’t think too much about the time he spent in a car. But by the time he reached twenty in 1970, he realized how large a role the car would play in his life, and so began to photograph the inhabitants of 1970s California in their cars. Continue reading »

Unsettlingly Bad Europop Album Covers From The 1970s & 80s

Rock on to the worst in funny, creepy bad album cover art from the Netherlands. Dutch singles are a ridiculously small niche, but there are some ridiculously bad covers to explore. Take a look! Continue reading »

“The German Hair Force”: Portraits Of German Soldiers With Long Hair In 1970s

For 15 months during the 1970s, Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, allowed soldiers to wear their hair long, reflecting trends in society. The move angered the country’s NATO partners during the height of the Cold War and earned the military the disparaging nickname of the “German Hair Force.” Continue reading »

Before The Great Clean-Up Began, Here Is Another Side Of New York In The 1970s That You May Never Know

New York is the most populous city in the United States, and one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world. A global power city, New York City exerts a significant impact upon commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment, its fast pace defining the term New York minute.

A street scene in Brooklyn, New York City, 1974:

Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy and has been described as the cultural, financial, and media capital of the world. Continue reading »

Ohio Youth Of The 1970s – Lovely Photos Of Long-Haired Teenage Girls In Dayton From 1974-75

Does long hairstyle make you more gracefully? These glamorous photos of teenage girls in the middle of 1970s from Tony Alter that may give you the answer. Continue reading »

Mullet: The Badass Hairstyle Of The 1970s, 1980s And Early 1990s

The mullet is a hairstyle that is short at the front and sides and long in the back. Mullets were used by rock stars Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Andy Mackay of Roxy Music, and Paul McCartney as far back as the early 1970s. Continue reading »

The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of NYC Street Life In The 1970s

South Bronx

Camilo José Vergara/Library Of Congress

The photographer and documentarian Camilo José Vergara uses photographs as “a means of discovery, as a tool with which to clarify visions and construct knowledge about a particular city or place.” Pictures, for Vergara, are the starting point in asking questions or linking to other images or investigating new territories and ideas. Continue reading »

Overdrive Magazine: Voice Of The American Trucker In The 1970s

In the 1950s, American kids idolized cowboys – in the 1970s it was truckers. There was an endless supply of movies painting truckers as anti-establishment heroes of the highway (Convoy, Breaker Breaker, Smokey & the Bandit, etc.), and God-knows their tool of the trade, the CB radio, was the coolest thing ever. Truckers were seen as rebels, interstate outlaws, cowboys of the open road who didn’t answer to “the man”… but the public’s fascination waned by the early 1980s.

So, let’s have a look at the start of the Golden Age of the trucker in the covers and pages of the 1972-1973 issues Overdrive Magazine: The Voice of the American Trucker. Continue reading »