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1960 Collection

"1960: A Year of Contrasts and Controversies" In the midst of a heated political climate, an anti-Nixon poster emerged in 1960

Background image1960 Collection: Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance

Cinderella ballet, Ugly Sisters trying to dance
The Ugly Sisters try to follow their dancing master while Cinderella stands disconsolately by the fire. A scene from a ballet version of Cinderella, based on French and Spanish fairytales

Background image1960 Collection: Thunderbirds number 1 - North American F-100C Super Sabre

Thunderbirds number 1 - North American F-100C Super Sabre
United States Air Force Thunderbirds number 1 - North American F-100C-10-NH Super Sabre 55-2723, piloted by Major Bob Fitzgerald. Date: circa 1960

Background image1960 Collection: ANTI-NIXON POSTER, 1960. Would YOU buy a used car from this man? American poster, 1960

ANTI-NIXON POSTER, 1960. Would YOU buy a used car from this man? American poster, 1960, expressing distrust toward Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon

Background image1960 Collection: USS Intrepid (CV-11) c April 1960

USS Intrepid (CV-11) c April 1960
USS Intrepid (CV-11) c.April 1960. Date: 1960

Background image1960 Collection: MG MGA 1600 Roadster, 1960, Red

MG MGA 1600 Roadster, 1960, Red
MG MGA 1600 Roadster 1960 Red

Background image1960 Collection: GUNSMOKE, c1960. Cast members Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, and Dennis Weaver in a publicity

GUNSMOKE, c1960. Cast members Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, and Dennis Weaver in a publicity photograph for the television series Gunsmoke, c1960

Background image1960 Collection: London Film Festival Poster - 1960

London Film Festival Poster - 1960
Poster from the 4th London Film Festival - 1960

Background image1960 Collection: York Railway Station

York Railway Station
A steam train entering York railway station, Yorkshire, England

Background image1960 Collection: Handley Page Victor B1 XA930 taking off from Hatfield

Handley Page Victor B1 XA930 taking off from Hatfield
Handley Page Victor B1, XA930, taking off from Hatfield on 14 July 1960 at 190, 000lb all-up weight assisted by de Havilland Spectre rockets. Date: 1960

Background image1960 Collection: Prior to Coltishalls At Home day

Prior to Coltishalls At Home day on the 20th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, September 1960. Six generations of RAF fighters line up together

Background image1960 Collection: Jaguar car advertisement

Jaguar car advertisement
Advertisement for Jaguar cars featuring an illustration of the 3.4 Mark 2 Saloon being driven down the motorway by its proud owner who relishes the grace, pace and space

Background image1960 Collection: Monaco Grand Prix Poster

Monaco Grand Prix Poster
A poster for the Monaco Grand Prix of 29th May 1960, the 18th such race held at the tight, winding street circuit

Background image1960 Collection: Triumph Herald Convertible

Triumph Herald Convertible 1960 Red

Background image1960 Collection: CORVAIR, 1960. A Chevrolet Corvair sedan, 1960

CORVAIR, 1960. A Chevrolet Corvair sedan, 1960

Background image1960 Collection: Swindon Town Station, c. 1960

Swindon Town Station, c. 1960
This station was originally on the Midland and South Western Junction Railway and was situated in Swindons Old Town. Seen here with a BR Southern Region locomotive

Background image1960 Collection: Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960. Creator: Unknown

Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960. Creator: Unknown
Daimler Dart SP250s on car transporter for delivery 1960

Background image1960 Collection: The education of British Youth: Stonyhurst College

The education of British Youth: Stonyhurst College
As part of their series on the education of British Youth, the Illustrated London News ran a feature on Stonyhurst College, Lancashire

Background image1960 Collection: Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960

Stephen Wards sketches of celebrities, 1960
Through a doctors eyes: a page of celebrities drawn by osteopath and gifted amateur artist Doctor Stephen Ward(1912-1963), as featured in The Illustrated London News in 1960

Background image1960 Collection: The attack carrier USS Coral Sea enters Pearl Harbour

The attack carrier USS Coral Sea enters Pearl Harbour
September 1960

Background image1960 Collection: de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver floatplane CF-ODA

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver floatplane CF-ODA (msn 113), of Ontario Provincial Air Service (OPAS), moored at a Toronto waterfront jetty, on 26 May1960. Date: 1960

Background image1960 Collection: Chelsea Football Club - 1959-1960 season

Chelsea Football Club - 1959-1960 season. Left to right: (Back row) S. Anderton, R. Whittaker, R. Matthews, J. Mortimore, C. Livesey, J. Compton; (front row) James Peter ( Jimmy ) Greaves (1940-), P

Background image1960 Collection: Land Rover advertisement, 1960

Land Rover advertisement, 1960
Advertisement for Land Rover showing a photograph of it in use to travel over rough terrain during the work on the new Slough - Maidenhead by-pass in 1960. Date: 1960

Background image1960 Collection: KENNEDY / NIXON DEBATE, 1960. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

KENNEDY / NIXON DEBATE, 1960. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, debating Richard M
KENNEDY/NIXON DEBATE, 1960. John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States, debating Richard M. Nixon on television during the 1960 Presidential Campaign, moderated by Howard K. Smith

Background image1960 Collection: Albert Kesselring

Albert Kesselring
ALBERT KESSELRING Chief of the General Staff of the Luftwaffe : condemned at Nuremberg for action in Italy but imprisoned, and eventually pardoned

Background image1960 Collection: Ibrox Park Rangers football stadium ground Glasgow. Aerial view, date unknown

Ibrox Park Rangers football stadium ground Glasgow. Aerial view, date unknown. Circa 1960

Background image1960 Collection: Steady the Drums and Fifes

Steady the Drums and Fifes, 1811. Colour photolithograph after Lady Butler, published 1960 (c). Associated with 57th (West Middlesex) Regiment of Foot, Battle of Albuera, 1811

Background image1960 Collection: Sir George Edwards in front of a Vickers Viscount in 1960

Sir George Edwards in front of a Vickers Viscount in 1960. Date: 1960

Background image1960 Collection: Cheltenham Racecourse Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1960

Cheltenham Racecourse Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1960
A view of Cheltenham Racecourse station in Gloucestershire, c.1960. The station opened in 1912 to serve the racecourse and its famous Gold Cup on race days only

Background image1960 Collection: St Ives Station, Cornwall, April 1960

St Ives Station, Cornwall, April 1960
A view of St Ives station, Cornwall in April 1960. A small prairie locomotive, No. 4566 can be seen traversing its carriages at the station

Background image1960 Collection: Jaguar Mk 2 British

Jaguar Mk 2 British

Background image1960 Collection: Cadillac 1960

Cadillac 1960
In beauty and in performance, the 1961 Cadillac represents a new standard by which the worlds motor cars will be judged

Background image1960 Collection: The Humber Super Snipe Saloon

The Humber Super Snipe Saloon, advertised in a Humber, Hillman and Sunbeam Rootes Motors Limited brochure. 1960

Background image1960 Collection: Khrushchev And Castro

Khrushchev And Castro
New York, New York: September 20, 1960 A jovial greeting takes place between Cubas Prime MInister Fidel Castro and Soviet Unions Premier Nikita Khrushchev when they met at the United Nations today

Background image1960 Collection: WILMA RUDOLPH (1940-1994). American track and field athlete. Crossing the finish line to win

WILMA RUDOLPH (1940-1994). American track and field athlete. Crossing the finish line to win the 400-meter relay for the United States at the Summer Olympic Games in Rome, Italy, 8 September 1960

Background image1960 Collection: Wedding dress of Aphra Farquhar by Worth

Wedding dress of Aphra Farquhar by Worth
A regal wedding dress of white pure silk and antique lace designed by Owen Hyde-Clarke of Worth for the wedding of Aphra Farquhar Fetherstonhaugh to the Earl of Dundonald in 1960

Background image1960 Collection: Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene

Sleeping Beauty ballet, reawakening scene
While the King and Queen sleep, Prince Charming, with the blessing of the Lilac Fairy, bends to kiss the Sleeping Princess and thereby awaken her

Background image1960 Collection: Swan Lake ballet, Siegfried and Odette fall in love

Swan Lake ballet, Siegfried and Odette fall in love
Siegfried and Odette fall in love while the little swans dance. Because of an evil spell, they are swans by day, and only resume human shape at midnight

Background image1960 Collection: Sleeping Beauty ballet, christening scene

Sleeping Beauty ballet, christening scene
The christening scene in a ballet version of the Sleeping Beauty, with the wicked fairy Carabosse putting her curse on the baby Princess in her cradle

Background image1960 Collection: ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA

ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA
ERNESTO GUEVARA - Che Guevara reading a book in Havana in 1960. *UNAVAILABLE FOR USE IN ASIA AT PRESENT*

Background image1960 Collection: Michael Foot

Michael Foot (1913-2010) British politician when he was the Labour Party candidate for Ebbw Vale, at the election caused by the death of Aneurin Bevan

Background image1960 Collection: Welsh Colliery / 1960

Welsh Colliery / 1960
Parc Colliery, at Cwm Parc in the Rhondda Valley

Background image1960 Collection: Rhos-On-Sea Lido

Rhos-On-Sea Lido
A lively scene at the lido at Rhos-on-Sea, north Wales, packed with holidaymakers at the height of the summer season

Background image1960 Collection: Trowbridge Station, 1960

Trowbridge Station, 1960
This photograph shows Hall Class No. 5950, Wardley Hall, approaching Trowbridge station in Wiltshire on a bright day in 1960

Background image1960 Collection: Tatler Royal Wedding Souvenir Number, 1960

Tatler Royal Wedding Souvenir Number, 1960
Front cover of The Tatler celebrating the royal wedding between Princess Margaret and Tatler photographer, Anthony Armstrong-Jones (later Earl Snowdon) at Westminster Abbey on 6 May 1960

Background image1960 Collection: BASKETBALL GAME, c1960. Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics (number 14)

BASKETBALL GAME, c1960. Bob Cousy of the Boston Celtics (number 14) jumps for the ball during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers, c1960

Background image1960 Collection: Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at home, 1960

Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at home, 1960
Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (1900 - 1974), pictured together with his wife, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester (1901 - 2004) examining a particularly interesting large plate. Date: 1960

Background image1960 Collection: Jaguar Mk 2 British

Jaguar Mk 2 British

Background image1960 Collection: Crowds at the Evening Star naming ceremony, 18th March 1960

Crowds at the Evening Star naming ceremony, 18th March 1960
Crowds at the naming ceremony for Evening Star at Swindon Works in 1960. Evening Star was the last mainline British Railways steam locomotive to be built in Britain at Swindon Works



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"1960: A Year of Contrasts and Controversies" In the midst of a heated political climate, an anti-Nixon poster emerged in 1960, questioning the trustworthiness of Republican presidential candidate Richard Nixon. The caption boldly asked, "Would YOU buy a used car from this man?" Reflecting widespread distrust, it encapsulated the sentiments of many Americans. Meanwhile, aboard the USS Intrepid (CV-11) in April 1960, a sense of pride and strength prevailed. This American aircraft carrier stood as a symbol of power during a time when tensions were high between nations. Across the Atlantic Ocean, London hosted its annual Film Festival in 1960. The festival's vibrant poster captured the essence of cinematic artistry that captivated audiences throughout that year. Back on home soil at York Railway Station, bustling with activity and excitement as people embarked on journeys to various destinations. It was a snapshot into everyday life during this transformative era. The automotive industry also experienced significant developments in 1960. The MG MGA 1600 Roadster painted red exuded style and sophistication while the Triumph Herald Convertible showcased elegance on wheels. From Hatfield's runway soared Handley Page Victor B1 XA930—an emblematic representation of technological progress achieved during this period. Its takeoff marked another milestone for aviation enthusiasts worldwide. Television series Gunsmoke brought entertainment to living rooms across America with its talented cast members Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake, and Dennis Weaver gracing publicity photographs—a reminder of how television shaped popular culture back then. Sports enthusiasts eagerly anticipated events like Monaco Grand Prix—the prestigious race that attracted adrenaline-seeking spectators who reveled in speed and glamour amidst breathtaking scenery along Monte Carlo's streets. Amidst all these moments capturing society's pulse in 1960 was Chevrolet Corvair sedan—a sleek automobile embodying innovation but later facing controversy due to safety concerns—highlighting both progress and challenges faced by the automotive industry.