Photographs That Capture What Life Was Like In The ’60s

By | July 20, 2022

This couple met at Woodstock and they've been together ever since

As the first decade of the groovy era, the 1960s were a time full of radical change, great music, and amazing fashions. The same decade that gave us Woodstock also gave birth to Beatlemania, touch tone telephones, and the miniskirt… it was a seriously innovative time.

The ‘60s were a decade where people felt free. They could hop on Route 66 and drive to the ocean, or just barbecue with their neighbors because the suburbs were a place where everyone knew your name. Whether you were a hippie, a mod, or something in between, the ‘60s offered the freedom to be who you wanted to be. These photos are far out, and they’ll have you wishing you could go back to one of the most neato decades of the 20th century. Let’s rock and roll. 

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Ever since meeting on the traffic congested road to Woodstock Judy and Jerry Griffin have been inseparable. Judy told People Magazine that after her car broke down on the way to the music festival she thought she’d miss it. But when a car slowed down to help her it was one of the most important moments of her life. She said: 

Jerry and his friends pulled up. I stuck my head in and I saw that there was a woman in the car. I’d never hitchhiked before, but I figured, ‘Well, since there was a woman, it was fairly safe, and I probably should just get in the car.’

The Woodstock music festival was a life changing event for so many people, but for this happy couple it was truly the beginning of a beautiful journey. 

That's what New York City looked like in the 60s?

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New York City is an ever changing landscape that’s never the same from decade to decade. In the ‘70s and ‘80s it was a dystopian wasteland, today its a playground for the super wealthy, but in the ‘60s New York was still coming off of the Art Deco high, the city was growing and changing but not too fast. Everything still resembled New York of the past, so much so that it has a kind of amusement park look to it, doesn’t it? The subway tunnels are the most magnificent thing about old New York, they don’t just look like they’re taking you to a train, but to another world completely.