Lovely Photos of Halloween Costumes For Kids in the 1960-80s

Lovely Photos of Halloween Costumes For Kids in the 1960-80s

Halloween is a holiday celebrated each year on October 31. The tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. Continue reading »

Cool Vintage Photos Capture People Posing With Volkswagens in the 1960s and ’70s

Cool Vintage Photos Capture People Posing With Volkswagens in the 1960s and ’70s

Volkswagen, shortened to VW, is a German automaker founded in 1937 by the German Labour Front, known for the iconic Beetle and headquartered in Wolfsburg. Continue reading »

Hong Kong’s 70s and 80s Nostalgic in Keith Macgregor’s Photographs

Hong Kong’s 70s and 80s Nostalgic in Keith Macgregor's Photographs

The images of Keith Macgregor are a nostalgic journey between Hong Kong in the ’70s and’ 80s, when the city contained a hybrid between British colonial culture and the chaotic metropolis it would become. The shots of the man, heir to John Macgregor, one of the first Scottish pioneers to venture to Shanghai in 1858, where he was able to found a successful commercial activity for wine and spirits called Caldbeck Macgregor Limited, is each the fragment of an evocative and unrepeatable era. Continue reading »

Home Office from The Future Past: Maurice-Claude Vidili’s Sphère D’isolation, Model No. S2

Home Office from The Future Past: Maurice-Claude Vidili's Sphère D’isolation, Model No. S2

This iconic and multifunctional piece emblematic of futuristic 1970s design presents with a solid white shell within which two benches and a shelving unit are incorporated. When seen in person, the lighting system presents with a slightly cooler, whiter light than pictured in the catalogue photography. Continue reading »

Before Tesla, There Was Anadol, Legendary Turkish Dune Buggy

Before Tesla, There Was Anadol, Legendary Turkish Dune Buggy

Turkey’s indigenous (but with an American Ford engine) Anadol Böcek (Bug), was designed by Jan Nahum of the Ford-Otosan corporation in 1975. The car was produced between 1975 and 1977, in a very limited production run of 200-or-so vehicles. Continue reading »

Portraits and Dreams: Snapshots of Appalachian Children in Kentucky c. 1975

Janet Stallard: “I took a picture of myself with the statue in the backyard.”
Portraits and Dreams: Snapshots of Appalachian Children in Kentucky c. 1975

Wendy Ewald (born 1951) has been travelling to rural communities to teach local children how to use a camera since 1975. She has travelled to India, Labrador, Colombia, India, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Holland, Mexico and Tanzania, encouraging children, as she states, “to use cameras to look at their own lives, their families and their communities, and to make images of their fantasies and dreams”. Continue reading »

“The Unruliness of Leisure”: Photographs of European Summers from 1979-1984

"The Unruliness of Leisure": Photographs of European Summers from 1979-1984

Every summer from the late 1970s through the mid ’80s photographer Sergio Puritell would buy an inexpensive roundtrip ticket from New York to London, and from there get a Eurail pass. Traveling cheaply, he could move freely around Europe. Continue reading »

Cool Vintage Photographs of Young Couple Looking to Get Married at a McDonald’s in 1977

Cool Vintage Photographs of Young Couple Looking to Get Married at a McDonald’s in 1977

In July 1977, a young couple was looking to get married. The owner of the McDonald’s where the man worked agreed to have the wedding at his restaurant in Cleveland for free. Continue reading »

Beautiful Photos Of The 1971 DeTomaso Pantera

Beautiful Photos Of The 1971 DeTomaso Pantera

The De Tomaso Pantera is a mid-engine sports car produced by Italian automobile manufacturer De Tomaso from 1971 to 1993. Italian for “Panther”, the Pantera was the automaker’s most popular model, with over 7,000 manufactured over its twenty-year production run. Continue reading »

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 »