vintage photos

Princeton, 1969

It was in 1969 that Princeton University first admitted women as undergraduates. 148 women, consisting of 100 freshwomen and transfer students of other years, entered Princeton on September 6, 1969 amidst a frenzy of media ogling and ribbing. Scores of women’s papers and magazines, like Woman’s Wear Daily, featured articles on what the stylish Princeton freshwoman wore on campus, and practically every woman student was featured in her hometown newspaper.

These photographs were taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Life Magazine . Story here.

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backpacker magazine

i wrote a post about backpacker magazine covers from the seventies back in 2009, but unfortunately lost it to the gods of unreliable image hosting. so i thought i’d remind you that you can actually browse back issues of backpacker magazine on google books (from 1973-now)

i have spent an unhealthy amount of time ogling backpackers wearing woolrich & sporting glorious moustaches

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stinging

young sting. young jeremy irons. oh. my. god.

young sting. young brooke shields. hey now!

young sting. young elton. don’t stand so close to my tiny dancer.

young sting. yes please.

(not that i wouldn’t take present day sting, thank you very much)

all images courtesy life magazine archive

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tennis star

at school we had to do some kind of sport as an extra-curricular activity, as well as regularly playing different sports during PE classes. man. i HATED it… because i was so incredibly terrible at it. i would say things like, “i don’t see the sporty kids being forced to do art!” which obviously didn’t help anything, but as a kid i wanted to exercise my right to complain and winge. now of course i would tell my younger self, “just get on with it. one of these days you’re going to regret not getting all those sporty hours in and building your muscles when you still have the time & energy.”

the only game i was remotely good at was tennis. i actually understood it, and it’s fun to watch. cool uniforms too.

all images courtesy of the life magazine archives

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1970’s

what i love most about these photos is that for all you know they could have been taken today, until you look a little bit closer and notice tiny details that are truly seventies. they are from the collection of lisa ann wilson, “unearthed never-before-seen box of photos taken of / by my mother in the early 70s”

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