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1960s USA in colour.
Old 01-07-2019   #1
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1960s USA in colour.

Ah yes, at a time where one could still buy used American 1950s cars for a decent price, even here in Canada.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfVB19CVDWI
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Some great photos there. The political commentary below the video is a bit much, though.
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Honestly, quite boring photographs outside of a simple historical record. It does give a taste of how interesting it was visually, in some photographs.
But they're mostly snapshots.

As to the commentary, no doubt it was a gentler and more civilized life...but then people decided return on investment was more important than absolutely anything else. And it all fell by the wayside, by choice.
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The photos are quite disconnected in an odd way ... you really don't get a lot of idea about the people of the time, it seems to be more about the places!
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Cool Snapshots and wonderful vivid colors -- Kodachrome, perhaps?
I wonder how many of those buildings still stand 50+ years later...
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As to the commentary, no doubt it was a gentler and more civilized life...
Not really for people who belonged to racial or sexual minorities, were women, or were drafted into war. I love the work of several 60s and 70s U.S. photographers and writers (Winogrand, Meyerowitz, Joan Didion) but it was anything but a gentle or more civilized time, as some of their work actually shows, not to mention the raw war photography of the time (infinitely better than today's war reportage, by the way). I think many if us born around those times tend to romanticize a past that never was simply because we saw it from the limited awareness of our childhood or youth. (My own childhood/youth seemed gentle and civilized, and I grew up in a murderous dictatorship, to give some perspective.)
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