Do you have old pictures from the 1960s, 70s, 80s or 90s featuring the life and times of Gen-Xers that you’d like to share with me? I’d love to hear from you!
Old Pictures from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s
Photos of Generation X Through Decades and Celebrations
I love collecting pictures of Generation X. This anonymous quote goes to the heart of my interest in sharing images of Gen-Xers: "If pictures have anything important to say to future generations, it's this: I was here. I existed. I was young, I was happy, and someone cared enough about me in this world to take my picture."
For several weeks I’ve been trying to come up with the perfect story, song or poem to go along with these wonderful black and white photos of young Gen-Xers. They were taken at an elementary school outside of Boston in the winter of 1974.I finally decided on this old John Denver song, Rhymes and Reasons...
A big comb sticking out of your back pocket is one of the great cultural icons of Generation X. Transport yourself back to the early 1980s and the local roller rink, and you’d surely witness a sea of feathered hair and lots of colorful Ace and Goody combs.
VINTAGE HALLOWEEN PICTURES
Check out this fun collection of vintage Halloween pictures from the 1960s through the 1980s. The gallery features Gen-Xers in a variety of costumes including Star Wars, Isis, Strawberry Shortcake, E.T., Kooky Spooks, Casper (the Friendly Ghost), Ghostbusters and more. I especially love the street scenes of vintage trick-or-treaters.
VINTAGE EASTER PICTURES
Visit this beautiful and sometimes hilarious collection of vintage Easter pictures from the 1960s to the 1980s. Featuring Generation X with Easter baskets, bonnets and bunnies.
More Old Pictures of Generation X
I love these happy girls so much and I want them to know, wherever they are, that this picture is a gift to their generation. It’s a total time capsule for every 6th grader who lived in first-world nations in 1985. They were all born around 1973, except the little one. (She’s probably a Bicentennial Baby named Nicole.) I only have one regret. That I am not in that picture with them. Godspeed, Xers.
Check out this collection of vintage religion topics such as First Communion pictures from the 70s and 80s, rapture sermons, apocalyptic songs and more.