This Is What California Looked Like In The 50s-60s

Vintage photographs of the cities, beaches, and people of California during the 1950s and 1960s.

Men and women practice Adagio, a type of acrobatic performance, at Muscle Beach in Santa Monica.

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Lifting weights at Muscle beach

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Playing music for an audience at Muscle Beach.

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Miss Muscle Beach beauty pageant.

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Downtown San Diego, 1961.

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Highway 101, (North Torrey Pines Road), 1961.

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Teens posing with longboards and a Ford Mustang on Redondo Beach.

San Onofre, 1963

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Manhattan Beach , 1950s

Hollywood and Vine, 1950s.

Grauman’s Chinese Theater, c. 1950s.

Chinatown, San Francisco, 1950s.
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California Street, San Francisco, 1950s.

Disneyland in the 1950s.
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