1960s

Vintage: Rock and Roll San Francisco by Jim Marshall (1960s)

Vintage: Rock and Roll San Francisco by Jim Marshall (1960s)

The counter-culture movement of the 1960s is one of the most endlessly examined moments of the twentieth century. Widely regarded as the cradle of revolution, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury grew from a small neighborhood to a worldwide phenomenon—a concept that extends far beyond the boundaries of the intersection itself. Jim Marshall visually chronicled this area as perhaps no one else did.…
Vintage: People of Lithuania by Antanas Sutkus (1960s and 1970s)

Vintage: People of Lithuania by Antanas Sutkus (1960s and 1970s)

Antanas Sutkus (b. 1939) bought his first camera as a child, having not earned enough to buy a bicycle when digging peat with his mother. He later became a photojournalist and, since 1968, has worked as an independent photographer. He has also helped Lithuanian photographers gain international recognition as co-founder and President of the Photography Art Society of Lithuania, which…
Vintage: Concorde first supersonic passenger jet (1960s)

Vintage: Concorde first supersonic passenger jet (1960s)

The origins of the Concorde project date to the early 1950s, when Arnold Hall, director of the Royal Aircraft Establishment (RAE) asked Morien Morgan to form a committee to study the supersonic transport (SST) concept. The group met for the first time in February 1954 and delivered their first report in April 1955. At the time it was known that…
Vintage: B&W Fashion Photography by Paul Huf (1960s and 1970s)

Vintage: B&W Fashion Photography by Paul Huf (1960s and 1970s)

Paul Huf (1924-2002), son of actor Paul Huf and Eve Bernardine de Beneditty, has been very important for the Dutch photography. He started in 1946 as a photographer at the ‘Comedia theater company’. He made studio pictures, glamor portraits, advertising campaigns and glossy fashion photos. In the fifties Huf was known by his portraits of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard.…
Vintage: East London in the 1960s by Steve Lewis

Vintage: East London in the 1960s by Steve Lewis

From between 1963 and 1969, Steve Lewis, a former photographer for The Sun and the Newham Recorder, captured the East End in all its dilapidated glory. He tilted his lens towards everything from the era’s bomb-site reconstruction to its political graffiti daubed across walls east of the City and north of the Thames, the area traditionally considered to be the…
Vintage: Fashion by Eugene Vernier (1950s-1960s)

Vintage: Fashion by Eugene Vernier (1950s-1960s)

Eugene ‘Gene’ Vernier (1920–2011) worked as a fashion photographer for British Vogue from 1954 to 1967, during one of the most exciting periods in fashion history. Shooting of-the-moment looks from the likes of Christian Dior and Emilio Pucci and top models including Celia Hammond, Jean Shrimpton, and current Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, Vernier worked with some of the biggest…
Vintage: Saigon by François Sully (1960s)

Vintage: Saigon by François Sully (1960s)

François Sully (1927 – 1971) was born France and fought against the Nazis in the French Resistance as a teenager and was wounded on his seventeenth birthday in Paris. After the liberation of Paris he enlisted in the French Army, fought the Nazis in Germany and then volunteered for the French Expeditionary Forces, arriving in Saigon when the Japanese surrendered…
Vinatge: Northern England by John Bulmer (1960s)

Vinatge: Northern England by John Bulmer (1960s)

John Bulmer’s superb photographs were taken at a time when the North was undergoing a vast transformation. The collapse of traditional industries that had been the wealth creators of the Industrial Revolution was deeply affecting communities throughout the region; from the Black Country and Potteries, through Greater Manchester up to the coalfields and shipyards of the North East and Glasgow.
Fink on Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s

Fink on Warhol: New York Photographs of the 1960s

Until 30 April, fifteen black and white photographs illustrating the dialogue between the social and political fervour of New York of the ’60s and the artistic and nihilistic figure of Andy Warhol and exponents of the Factory will be on display. The photographs showing Andy Warhol and some of the top names from the Factory, including Lou Reed and the…
Vintage: Coney Island, New York by Stephen Salmieri (1960s)

Vintage: Coney Island, New York by Stephen Salmieri (1960s)

American photographer Stephen Salmieri was born in 1945 in Brooklyn, New York. Working in the tradition of many mid-twentieth-century independent photographers (such as Robert Frank and Lisette Model) who found Coney Island an inspiring subject, Salmieri spent the following six years documenting a decaying area, still full of life. Last summer there was still a limited stretch of concession stands…
Vintage: Behind the Scenes at James Bond Auditions (1967)

Vintage: Behind the Scenes at James Bond Auditions (1967)

In 1967 LIFE sent photographer Loomis Dean to casting sessions for the James Bond movie, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. The photographer took some of interesting photos from the 1967 James Bond auditions, featuring the five top candidates – including George Lazenby, who would eventually win the coveted role.
Vintage: Futuristic Fashion by André Courrèges (1960s)

Vintage: Futuristic Fashion by André Courrèges (1960s)

André Courrèges (9 March 1923 – 7 January 2016) was a French fashion designer. He was particularly known for his streamlined 1960s designs influenced by modernism and futurism, exploiting modern technology and new fabrics. His career began in 1950 at Balenciaga, where he worked under the house’s founder for 11 years. It was at Balenciaga where he also met Coqueline…
Vintage: Pre-oil era in Dubai (1960s)

Vintage: Pre-oil era in Dubai (1960s)

After years of exploration following large finds in neighbouring Abu Dhabi, oil was eventually discovered in territorial waters off Dubai in 1966, albeit in far smaller quantities. The first field was named ‘Fateh’ or ‘good fortune’. This led the emirate to grant concessions to international oil companies, thus leading to a massive influx of foreign workers, mainly Asians and Middle…
Vintage: Barcelona in 1960s by Colita

Vintage: Barcelona in 1960s by Colita

Colita (born Isabel Steva in Barcelona in 1940) is one of the most important Catalan and Spanish photographers of the last quarter of the twentieth century. From 1963 to 1975 she focused on creating a series of portraits of Flamenco dancers and singers. Since she is linked with the Catalan cultural movements of the era, she is considered the official…
Vintage: PCC Streetcars in Toronto (1960s)

Vintage: PCC Streetcars in Toronto (1960s)

The Presidents’ Conference Committee Car was a streetcar used by the Toronto Transportation Commission and the Toronto Transit Commission. The PCC streetcar was designed by the Presidents’ Conference Committee, a group of transit operators in the United States and Canada. The TTC version was built in Montreal, Quebec by Canadian Car & Foundry under license from the St. Louis Car…
Vintage: Led Zeppelin from Their Early Days (1960s/1970s)

Vintage: Led Zeppelin from Their Early Days (1960s/1970s)

In 1966, London-based session guitarist Jimmy Page joined the blues-influenced rock band the Yardbirds to replace bassist Paul Samwell-Smith. Page soon switched from bass to lead guitar, creating a dual lead guitar line-up with Jeff Beck. Following Beck’s departure in October 1966, the Yardbirds, tired from constant touring and recording, began to wind down. Page wanted to form a supergroup…