Pageboy: One Of Iconic Women’s Hairstyles Of The 1970s

Pageboy: One Of Iconic Women’s Hairstyles Of The 1970s

The pageboy is a modern hairstyle named after what was believed to be the “pudding-basin” haircut of a late medieval page boy. It has straight hair hanging to below the ear, where it usually turns under. There is often a fringe (bangs) in the front. Continue reading »

Chinese Propaganda Posters From The Cultural Revolution Ages, 1960s-1970s

“Speed Up Agriculture Using Modern Machinery.” 1971.
Chinese Propaganda Posters From The Cultural Revolution Ages, 1960s-1970s
Photo credit: David Pollack / Corbis via Getty Images

In 1966 Mao Zedong, the Communist leader of China, started a political campaign that became known as the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Mao called on China’s youth to help him purge capitalist influences and bourgeois thinking in government, teaching, the media and arts, and to reinvigorate the revolutionary spirit. Continue reading »

Beautiful Intimate Portrait Photos Of Young People Of San Diego In The Early 1970s

Beautiful Intimate Portrait Photos Of Young People Of San Diego In The Early 1970s

These intimate color photos were taken by American photographer Harold Gee that show portraits of his young friends in San Diego from 1971 to 1975. Continue reading »

Amazing Photographs Of Carrie Fisher On A Fire Escape In New York City, 1977

Amazing Photographs Of Carrie Fisher On A Fire Escape In New York City, 1977

Here are some rare moments of Carrie Fisher at her home in New York City in 1977. The actress, best known for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars series, called the Big Apple home in the late 1970s and early 1980s while she was coupled with musician Paul Simon. Continue reading »

Amazing Color Photos Capture Chicago’s Street Scenes During The Blizzard Of 1979

Amazing Color Photos Capture Chicago's Street Scenes During The Blizzard Of 1979

The Chicago blizzard of 1979 was a major blizzard that affected northern Illinois and northwest Indiana on January 13–14, 1979. It was one of the largest Chicago snowstorms in history at the time, with 21 inches of snowfall in the two-day period. Continue reading »

The Twin Towers During The 1970s And Early ’80s Through Fascinating Photos

The Twin Towers During The 1970s And Early '80s Through Fascinating Photos

The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. Continue reading »

Cool Retro Photos Capture People With Their Station Wagons From Between The 1950s And ’70s

Cool Retro Photos Capture People With Their Station Wagons From Between The 1950s And ’70s

A station wagon, also called an estate car, estate or wagon, is a car body style which has a two-box design, a large cargo area and a rear tailgate that is hinged to open for access to the cargo area. Continue reading »

Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard In The Summer Of 1972 In Stunning Black And White Photos By Rick McCloskey

Cruising Van Nuys Boulevard In The Summer Of 1972 In Stunning Black And White Photos By Rick McCloskey
Rick McCloskey

In the Los Angeles suburb of San Fernando Valley, Wednesday night was cruise night. A long stretch of Van Nuys Boulevard would be packed with kids and cars from all over Southern California – the place to show off your ride. Continue reading »

Powerful Photos Document Poor Housing Conditions And The Lives Of People Living In Slums In Glasgow In The Early 1970s

Powerful Photos Document Poor Housing Conditions And The Lives Of People Living In Slums In Glasgow In The Early 1970s
Nick Hedges/Shelter

In 1968, Shelter employed photographer Nick Hedges to document the oppressive and abject living conditions being experienced in poor quality housing in the UK over a period of three years. Shelter commissioned the work in an effort to raise consciousness about the extent of unfit living conditions and to illustrate, in human terms, what the real cost of bad housing was. Continue reading »

Stunning Black And White Photographs Of A Pre-Fame Prince In 1977

Stunning Black And White Photographs Of A Pre-Fame Prince In 1977

In 1977 the photographer Robert Whitman was asked to take some promo shots of an unknown 19 year old musician called Prince Rogers Nelson. Continue reading »

This Underground Shelter From The 1970s Was Just Listed For $18 Million

This Underground Shelter From The 1970s Was Just Listed For  Million

The Cold War period was an intense one. Many were living in fear of an approaching war and the statistics tell that by 1960, almost 70 percent of American adults thought that nuclear war was impending. By the mid-1960s, an estimated 200,000 shelters were built—but it’s only a rough estimate. It’s hard to know the exact numbers because “people didn’t talk.” Continue reading »

Cool Snaps Capture Little Kids With Their Headphones In The 1970s

Cool Snaps Capture Little Kids With Their Headphones In The 1970s

When Sony unveiled the Walkman in 1979, it transformed the way we see and experience the world as we move through it. The advent of portable music turned headphones from a stationary device for work or home to an ubiquitous accessory—the original wearable technology. Continue reading »

Amazing Photographs Documented Victorian Houses Moving In San Francisco In The 1970s

Amazing Photographs Documented Victorian Houses Moving In San Francisco In The 1970s

There was once a time when San Francisco’s Victorian architecture was not as highly respected and esteemed as it is today. In the mid-1970s the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency stopped the wholesale destruction of venerable Victorian buildings. Instead, they picked them up and moved them around the neighborhood. Continue reading »

70’s Style And Soul: Amazing Candid Photographs Taken In Soul Clubs In Memphis And New York, 1973

70's Style And Soul: Amazing Candid Photographs Taken In Soul Clubs In Memphis And New York, 1973
David Reed/Getty Images

These candid photographs, taken in Soul clubs in Memphis and New York, are the work of photographer David Reed. Still working today, Reed was first commissioned by the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine in 1969, and worked for them continuously until 1990. Continue reading »

Candid Photographs Capture Street Styles Of San Francisco Girls In The Early 1970s

Candid Photographs Capture Street Styles Of San Francisco Girls In The Early 1970s

The 1970s are one of the most revisited decades when it comes to fashion, and they continue to influence modern style. From flares to bell sleeves, shearling coats, and mini skirts, the ’70s birthed an eclectic mix of style influences that evolved quickly in a 10-year span. Skirts got shorter, boots got taller, and a range of style icons like Jane Birkin and Jean Shrimpton helped spearhead some of the era’s most memorable fashion moments. Continue reading »

Awkward 1970s Male Fashion

Awkward 1970s Male Fashion

1970s was a weird time. Music album covers were ridiculous, haircuts were weird, and rockstars loved really tight pants. Featured below are the finest examples of male fashion from that era. Warning: you may need some eyebleach after seeing this. Continue reading »

Hotpants, Cigarettes, Harp Lager And Guinness – A Belfast Student Party In 1970

Hotpants, Cigarettes, Harp Lager And Guinness – A Belfast Student Party In 1970

It’s a student party in Wolseley Street in Belfast – what would be called the University Quarter these days. It’s Christmas time in 1970 and students from Queen’s University live it up on Harp lager and tins of Guinness. These wonderful photos are courtesy of Norman Craig. Continue reading »

1972 Toyota RV2: ‘Idea’ Car Turns A Station Wagon Into A Recreational Vehicle

1972 Toyota RV2: 'Idea' Car Turns A Station Wagon Into A Recreational Vehicle

The RV-2 was a 2-door wagon concept car. The rear side windows opened out like clam shells to hold up a tent like covering. This made the rear area into living quarters similar to a popup caravan. A brochure was circulated around to dealers and magazines took the prototype for test drives but it went no further. Continue reading »

London Underground 1970-1980 By Mike Goldwater: Down In The Dimly Lit Tunnels, The Tube Was One Photographer’s Playground

Wembley Park 1979
London Underground 1970-1980 By Mike Goldwater: Down In The Dimly Lit Tunnels, The Tube Was One Photographer's Playground

The first thing that strikes anyone who regularly rides on the London Underground is how clean it looks in Mike Goldwater’s photographs. Continue reading »

1970s Zingers! Full-Sized Toy Vehicles

1970s Zingers! Full-Sized Toy Vehicles

These are the Zingers!, the “hairiest, scariest fistfuls of muscle yet,” according to the ads for the line of MPC plastic models introduced in 1971. Continue reading »

35 Vintage Cosplay Photographs Reveal How Awesome We Used To Be In The 1970s

35 Vintage Cosplay Photographs Reveal How Awesome We Used To Be In The 1970s

Science fiction and fantasy cosplay has changed a lot in the last 40 years. Back in the late 1970s, there weren’t very many rules, if any. And there certainly was nothing like a separate costuming fandom. There were also an awful lot of naked people, making authentic Edgar Rice Burroughs characters fairly popular subjects. Continue reading »

Wonderful Pictures Of South Wales During The 1970s Captured By The Local Newspaper Photographer

Pill, Newport, South Wales, 1974
Wonderful Pictures Of South Wales During The 1970s Captured By The Local Newspaper Photographer

In the 1970s Robin Weaver was a newspaper photographer in South Wales. When he wasn’t covering hard news or local events for his paper, he liked to photograph the people and everyday scenes he came across. For years his photographs remained in his private collection but then, 40 years on, he revisited his old negative files, placing the images in photo libraries and publishing a book which he says is “a portrait of a unique place and time”. Continue reading »

Dreamy Photographs Of Young Women Taken By David Hamilton From The 1970s

Dreamy Photographs Of Young Women Taken By David Hamilton From The 1970s

David Hamilton (1933–2016) was a British photographer, who grew up in London. His schooling was interrupted by World War II. As an evacuee, he spent some time in the countryside of Dorset, which inspired his work. After the war, Hamilton returned to London and finished school before moving to France where he has lived ever since. Continue reading »

25 Rare And Cool Polaroid Prints Of Teen Girls In The 1970s

25 Rare And Cool Polaroid Prints Of Teen Girls In The 1970s

The 1970s were a party, full of exploration without explanation. They were all about discovery. Continue reading »

Fascinating Black And White Photos Capture Street Scenes Of Kyoto, Japan In 1974

Fascinating Black And White Photos Capture Street Scenes Of Kyoto, Japan In 1974

Kyoto is the capital city of Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Located in the Kansai region on the island of Honshu, it forms a part of the Keihanshin metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kobe. Continue reading »