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Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:08 PM

These photos of the U.S. in the 1970s were unseen for decades

These photos of the U.S. in the 1970s were unseen for decades

It's behind a paywall. The photographer is Stephen Shore. Here's one of his books:

American Surfaces

You can see a lot of his photographs here:

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Reply These photos of the U.S. in the 1970s were unseen for decades (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 7 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 7 #1
LisaM Sep 7 #3
Arkansas Granny Sep 7 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 7 #6
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 7 #8
Adsos Letter Sep 7 #11
Arkansas Granny Sep 7 #13
Arkansas Granny Sep 7 #2
somaticexperiencing Sep 7 #4
Chipper Chat Sep 7 #7
liberal N proud Sep 7 #10
Chipper Chat Sep 7 #12
liberal N proud Sep 7 #9

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:12 PM

1. For some of us, the '70s weren't that long ago.

Some of us were already grown up by then and all this stuff was just normal. The clothes were pretty hideous, though.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:23 PM

3. Runway fashion in the 70s was beautiful.

It absolutely did not translate to off the rack and ready to wear. I saw a documentary an Halston a few months back and his designs were gorgeous.

I was still growing up during the 70s, and my tortuous experiences with plaid bell bottoms, midi and maxi dresses, fringed vests, accordion sleeves, and the like bear this out.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:28 PM

5. Yes. The clothes were hideous. Who could forget leisure suits.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:32 PM

6. Gahhh! My eyes!

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 08:17 PM

8. The YouTube videos are even better. NT

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 09:30 PM

11. I had an electric blue leisure suit, with white knit tie.

Good times!

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 10:17 PM

13. I wore hip hugger bell bottomed jeans with halter tops. Hair down to my butt.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:21 PM

2. My sister owned that car. Same color. The trunk was big enough

to sleep a family of four.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:28 PM

4. very cool photos. Thank you.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 07:51 PM

7. I think the wigwam motel is still open

It is somewhere in Kentucky

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Response to Chipper Chat (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 08:36 PM

10. Arizona I believe Route 66

Wigwam Motel

811 W Hopi Dr, Holbrook, AZ 86025
(928) 524-3048 https://g.co/kgs/d7bZjS

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 10:17 PM

12. I may be thinking of the Teepee motel in

Kentucky

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 08:34 PM

9. Fun trip back.

I actually visited on of those spots in the uncommon places around the date the photo shows.

Thanks

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