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

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