Retro Photos We Never Knew Were Captured

By Sarah Norman | June 22, 2023

Chillin' out on a Dodge at Woodstock, 1969.

It’s once again time to take a peek into the old Groovy History archives and when you see what we have collected here you’ll be full of nostalgia in no time. Old school toys, long outdated technology, and favorite cartoons and TV shows... collected here are some pretty groovy Kodak moments from the not so distant past.

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Nearly half a million people descended on Woodstock, New York to be a part of the famous music festival. The Hippies pictured here were right at home in the field where music history was made. The event was scheduled to run three days but ended up lasting four because the hippies simply weren’t finished yet. The festival became a landmark in rock in roll history and it ended up defining an entire generation.

Woodstock was jam-packed with free-loving folk who just wanted to party for days on end. Apparently, it would have been even bigger than it was, but traffic was so bad people gave up and turned around. An estimated one million people went home. Not only was traffic too thick for partygoers, it was also impossible for medical responders to get through. This man was needed medical attention but was unable to get it.

Here he comes! Here comes Speed Racer!

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The Japanese animation franchise, Speed Racer, also known as Mach GoGoGo, is based on a manga comic centered around racing. This was one of the early examples of an anime becoming a successful franchise after being adapted for an American audience. In this case, it was in both print and television.

The 52 episodes anime aired from April 1967 to March 1968 and was later re-broadcast on from July 1 to September 25, 2008. There were also chapters of the manga that were adapted and released by NOW Comics back in the 1990s under the name Speed Racer Classics. It wasn’t until 2008 when it was republished entirely under its Americanized title, Speed Racer, Mach GoGoGo.