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

By Sarah Norman | August 1, 2023

Someone's had a long day at work

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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There isn’t anyone who grew up in the ‘60s who didn’t experience their first sip of beer with the help of a loved one. This kind of thing wouldn’t fly today, but in that grooviest of decade people weren’t as worried in keeping up with appearances or the neighbors thinking that they were condemning their children to a life of alcoholism with one sip of beer. The photo really does sum up the relaxed attitude of the ‘60s that may have not been everyone's cup of tea, but didn't hurt anyone. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could get back to that kind of thinking?

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

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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.