Monday, May 4, 2020

America in the 1960s

Pictures of America during the 1960s. You can't say there are no foreign cars, I saw at least ten eleven. Six of them are Volkswagens. Most of the rest are British.


I remember this place. It was like this when I was eight years old. Take a look into the past, the way people are dressed, the businesses, even the gas pumps.

12 comments:

Roy said...

Somethings missing.

Is there supposed to be a link there. If so, it is not showing up in my browser (Firefox).

Roy said...

...I tried turning off adblock. No joy.

ASM826 said...

Thanks, guys, is fixed.

Old NFO said...

Good ones, I remember a lot of those cars as a teen.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

It is so clean, Borepatch. Everything is clean. Virtually no litter at all.

The music - especially the first track - is haunting with the pictures.

AnarchAngel said...

Haven't watched it yet, but that opening thumbnail shit is either New England, or Pennsylvania, just seeing it on my phone.

AnarchAngel said...

An yep... Stowe Vermont, 1961.

drjim said...

Reminds me of my childhood. Most any one of those pictures could be the city I grew up in.

McChuck said...

That's a little before my time. I grew up in the rust belt. The towns were still there, the people were still there, but they weren't as prosperous.

Fortunately, my town was still burning witches in the 1970's. So we had that. (I strongly suspect they were actually hippies. Same difference, really.)

Aaron said...

If you want an other great look into the past as a foreign country, take a gander at Detroit, Michigan's movie for the 1965 Olympic bid.

Roy said...

Thanks, it works now.

Though I was a kid, I remember that time period well. I mostly remember the cars. There were a lot of fifties vintage automobiles around back then. Detroit was at its peak.

Will said...

Oh, yeah. Wildwood, NJ, '67. Probably there with my siblings in the summer. Moved there a few years later.
Cars were cheaper then. During high school, I was buying cars with part time job wages. They ranged from 6 to 10 years old. Can't do that now. Car prices have far outstripped inflation. That, and not many jobs available to teens now, except maybe McDees. So many restrictions on what kids are allowed to get involved with now. That, and parental restrictions out the wazoo. Our world has changed, and NOT for the better.