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Nostalgic Vintage Photos That Define The 1970s

1970s | October 9, 2019

Written by Jacob Shelton

The 1970s were a time of vast change in the 20th century. Families were moving out the city and into the suburbs. Urban centers were filling with hip, young upstarts, and some people were even trying to get back to the land. It was an exciting time for everyone because no one knew what was going to happen next. New sports like skateboarding were popping up in Southern California, and bands like The Ramones were blowing the doors off of New York City. Whether you remember tie dying your own shirts or hanging out in a sweet van with your best friends, this nostalgia inducing look back at the ‘70s will make you want to put your roller skates on and boogie down. Let’s rock. 

This article originally appeared on our sister site: groovyhistory.com

A gaggle of girls making phone calls in the dorm

source: reddit

Long before cellphones were a must have for every student in the good ol U S of A, the only way for young people away at college was to make a call from the dorm room phones. In many cases the use of these phones was included in the price of tuition so people could use them as much as they needed (in some Draconian schools they only had pay phones). On busy nights in the dorm long lines would form in the hallway, turning the phone calls into a party that could last late into the night - especially if some of your dorm mates were especially chatty. Imagine trying to call home and have a serious conversation in a hallway full of people, you’d definitely have to develop an indoor voice. 

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Jacob Shelton

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Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.