Youths congregate around the front steps of a home in New Ulm, Minnesota, ca. 1970s


14 Vintage Men's Cologne Ads from the 1960s and 1970s

Dapper, globetrotting spies were all the rage in the 1960s. Colognes of the decade followed suit with exotic odors and suave ad campaigns. The 1970s, in contrast, were a decade of brown, denim, corduroy and body hair. It's no surprise that men's scents became so musky and manly. The colognes of the era seem straight out of Ron Burgundy's medicine cabinet.

Here are 14 popular vintage men's cologne ads from the 1960s and 1970s:

1. Brut

An eyepatch always toughens up a man's look, even when it's a medallion from a bottle of drug store after shave. Brut utilized one of the more famous men in green of the time, Joe Namath.



2. Mandom

Charles Bronson pitched this tough scent. In 1976, it didn't get much manlier than Bronson — mustache, pipe and all.



3. It's Cricket

The complicated, slow game of cricket does not seem like the dirtiest of sports. Now, the Oakland Raiders, they would have made for a good, tough 1970s body spray.



4. Jaguar

As the ad proclaims, "It's only for the man who gets a bang out of living, a charge out of leading — who plays to win, whatever the game." The bottle looks like a cross of a barbell and tube of nuclear material.



5. Jovan Sex Appeal

Hands down the most heavy metal of men's cologne ads. The cartoon commercials doubled down on the fantasy theme, and featured the work of legendary animator Richard Williams (Pink Panther, Who Framed Roger Rabbit). It should have come with some twelve-sided dice.



50 Interesting Vintage Color Photographs Capture Street Scenes of Moscow in 1975

By the early 1970s, the Soviet Union was at the peak of its power. The Communist Party remained the sole political force in the Soviet Union, but decades of post-Stalinist economic reforms left the Soviet empire with a seemingly robust economy and an increased standard of living for Soviet citizens.

Here's a series of 50 color photographs of Soviet Moscow taken by German photographer Hans Rudolf Uthoff in 1975.






Horse Drawn Fire Engines, New Jersey, 1896

Four horse drawn fire engines roar up a snow-covered Newark, New Jersey, street while spectators watch from the sidelines.

According to Wikipedia, until the mid-19th century most fire engines were manoeuvred by men, but the introduction of horse-drawn fire engines considerably improved the response time to incidents. The first self-propelled steam engine was built in New York in 1841. It was the target of sabotage by firefighters and its use was discontinued, and motorised fire engines did not become commonplace until the early 20th century.



Everyday Life in Bielefeld in the 1970s Through Ulrich's Lens

Germany-based photographer Ulrich started photographing about 40 years ago with his first camera that he borrowed from his brother. Currently he has been shooting a lot of beautiful shots, and most of them are about street scenes, especially cities in Germany.

Here is a stunning color photo collection of Bielefeld, a city in the Ostwestfalen-Lippe Region in the north-east of North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany in the 1970s through Ulrich's lens.






Edinburgh city view from Arthur's Seat, Scotland, 1968


Huntington Beach in the 1960s – Everyday Life in the 'Surf City' Through Wonderful Color Photos 50 Years Ago

Huntington Beach is a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California. It is  the most populous beach city in Orange County and the seventh most populous city in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim MSA. With the long 9.5-mile stretch of sandy beach, mild climate, excellent surfing, and beach culture, it is one of the most livable places in the world.

Here are some wonderful color snapshots capturing everyday life of Huntington Beach in the 1960s.