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December 8, 2020

30 Vintage Photos Show How Cool Moms Were in the 1960s

The 1960s saw a flourishing in art, music and fashion. The term “The Sixties” is used to denote the complex of inter-related cultural and political trends around the globe during this era.

Some use the term to describe the decade’s counterculture and revolution in social norms about clothing, music, drugs, dress, sexuality, formalities, and schooling; others use it to denounce the decade as one of irresponsible excess, flamboyance, and decay of social order.

It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the time. So, take a look at these vintage photos from Flickr members to see how cool moms were back then.

Mom at a New Year's Eve party at Aunt Mary & Uncle Frank Martinelli's house on Redmont Rd., Dec. 31, 1965

Joan, Bernice, mom. Yes, Mom made this dress, which I liked a lot, 1965-66

Mom when in Madrid, 1961

Mama and us at Yosemite, California, 1963

Mom & 1961 Chevy Impala, September 1961

Mom & Monavie. This was the required hairdo for stewardesses on Braniff Airlines at the time, 1960s

Mom at 26 at National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC., 1962

Mom having fun, circa 1960s

Mom in 1969. Pregnant with me

Mom in reflection, December 1960

Mom in sunglasses at Madurodam miniature park, The Hague, 1961

Mom looks like she should be on Laugh-In, 1960s

Mom sometime in the late 1960s when she was in her late 20s

Mom sun bathing in backyard, 1961

Mom with a cat, 1968

Mom with my sisters, Vilma (left) and Carol (right), Easter in the Bronx, NYC, late 1960s

Mom, 1965

Mom, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1962

Mom, wearing orange chenille in July '67

My mom & her beehive, Portsmouth, England, 1960s

My mom was Homecoming Queen, 1965

My mom, aged 27, in her boyfriend's Corvette

My mom, looking gorgeous as usual, Fremont, CA, mid-1960s

My mother in Florida while early in her Nursing career, 1967

My mother, 1967

My mother, Pat Clark, photographed by my father, Honolulu, 1965

My mother, Ritva, 1960s

Smiling mom sitting on the grass, 1960s

Swinging Sixties - Mum - Cornwall, circa 1967

This is my mother before the prom. I think she looks like Jackie O in this picture, 1960s

1 comment:

  1. It is important to understand that what we identify today as "the 1960s" socially and politically was REALLY the period between the Kennedy Assassination in November 1963 and the Arab Oil Embargo in 1973.

    Before that was really kind of an extension of the 1950s and it was not until 1973 that the 1970s really began, socially, politically, and economically.




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