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December 28, 2014

The First Teen Magazine: 20 Wonderful Seventeen Covers From the 1960s and 1970s

Seventeen magazine was established in 1944. With the debut of the teen magazine in the United States, several other teen 'zines appeared and enjoyed popularity, including 'Teen, Teen Machine, YM and Teen. But only Seventeen, YM and Teen had a long-standing reign.

The three ruled the teen magazine industry with a combined 6.3 million readers until the late 1990s when the industry took off. The influx was driven by the largest youth market, referred to as "Echo Boomers," since the "Baby Boomers." There were an estimated 33 million 12- to 19-year-olds, the fastest growing segment of the population. The number of teen mags tripled from around five in 1990 to over 19 in 2000.

Below is a collection of 20 wonderful covers of Seventeen magazine from between the 1960s and 1970s.

(via Simon Lundgren)



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