Tag Archives: 1960’s

1962: You’ll Lose a Good Thing

Bruce Davidson: Chicago, 1962. I like to think this is playing on the jukebox.

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1964: Bastard

Women cheat, women suffer. They used to be attractive—so they smooth away their age. I shout mine aloud because I was never attractive, because I shall always have my baby hair. It’s taken me two and a half hours to … Continue reading

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2013: The 387 Houses of Peter Fritz

Austrian insurance clerk Peter Fritz constructed these model buildings in the 1950’s and 1960’s, working with cardboard, matchboxes, wallpaper scraps, and magazine pages. They were discovered by artist Oliver Croy in 1993 in a Berlin junk shop, each in a … Continue reading

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1962: Nurses’ March

April 1, 1962: 8,000 union nurses march for higher pay in Trafalgar Square, London. In 1958, at the worst stage of the recession, the Conservative government took a firm stand against pay increases and, having won the busmen’s strike in … Continue reading

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1966: Likewise, a Jazzy Tachometer

Ad for the 1966 Buick Skylark Gran Sport.

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1965: Portrait with Horns

Tom Morris: Portrait of Billy Eckstine (1965) (source) Billy Eckstine was a jazz singer and bandleader of the swing era; listen to his 1951 hit “I Apologize” here.

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1968: Collect Them All

1968 “MATCHBOX” collector’s catalogue.

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