NYC Skateboarding In The 60s

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Did you know that between 1960 and 1963 a whopping 50 million skateboards were sold in the US? It was such a popular sport that it finally landed on the cover page of Life Magazine on May 14th, 1965. Today, I’ve been browsing through those vintage NYC skateboarding photographs and they put a huge smile on my face. There is something incredibly timeless and endearing about simple fun with friends on skateboards, isn’t there?

Btw: As a child I had one with neon green wheels. I was totally uncoordinated but I loved riding it:) How about you? Did you have a skateboard? How awesome are those photos? xo

(Photos by Bill Eppridge via Honestly wtf via Retronaut)

21 comments:

Christianna said...

This is just lovely! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

This is exactly what I needed today. Cheers, Grace

Dancing Branflake said...

That is so fun! I love the woman wearing a dress. Such a casual way to say that you're awesome.

KristiMcMurry said...

I'm SO uncoordinated that I never could ride a skateboard! It always looked fun though :) Perfect for this time of year.

Monica | Hola!design said...

I'd love to get a skateboard! It looks like so much fun!
My weekend was very relaxing! Hope yours was lovely, too.

xoxo!

Diana Mieczan said...

So great, Grace and Tiffany, spot on!

Diana Mieczan said...

Kristi, totally! It would be so much fun, especially during a sunny spring day:)

Apricots+Silk said...

I've been admiring these on various occasions via Tumblr. They are perfect. xxx

Anonymous said...

Those photos made my morning. Love, Amy

Kelly said...

These are so sweet. Not the same "Hooligans" who ride skateboards now!

Avery Leigh Cox said...

SO great! I love these images of pure fun. (although my bf just broke himself skateboarding... eek!) Great find!

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

these photos are so fun! i went on a skateboard once and i flipped right off the back!! ah o well :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

Annie said...

How fun! I never had a skateboard, but I loved my scooter :)

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