8 Groovy Fads of the 1960s


Fallout Shelters

With the Cold War in full force, the Cuban Missile Crisis exposed, and the constant threat of nuclear attack, many people in the early 1960s decided that building a fallout shelter wasn't such a paranoid notion. Kits began at around $100 (flashlight, shortwave radio, can opener), but a family could spend thousands on special basements equipped with board games, gas masks, and escape hatches.

Peace and love reigned in the 60s along with tie-dye and the twist, all of which you'll find on the next few pages.