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Sign of the times! 14 protest signs that sum up the Sixties

The Sixties were a time of social upheaval and calls for change in the US and much of the Western world.

To celebrate the grassroots countercultural movements of the 1960s, we’ve hand picked some of our favorite protest signs from this decade. To mix things up, we felt we had to throw throw in a couple of very reactionary signs as well. We think these conservative views illustrate some of the mainstream thinking a lot of progressive people felt so fed up about, to the point where drugs and loud music became a perfectly reasonable responses.

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GAY LESBIAN RIGHTS PHILADELPHIA

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A young American woman holds up a sign as she protests for women

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Caught on camera: 21 of history’s rarest moments

The oldest surviving camera photograph, View from the Window at Le Gras, was taken by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826. Since then photographers have captured countless historic moments. Sometimes, they appreciated the significance of the moment, other times they have not. Here’s an amazing selection of photos, full of human emotions, which include both these categories.
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Bill and Hillary Clinton when they first meet as university students, 1973.

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Residents of West Berlin show their children to their grandparents living in East Berlin, 1961.

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Letter down: The day Andy Warhol’s art got rejected

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It’s good to reach for the stars, to aim higher, to strive to be the best. It’s what makes us human and what makes great art, great design and great technology. But, it comes at a price, the ever present possibility of failure. If that possibility has sometimes stopped you from even trying, take heart. Even the greatest of the greats get rejected on their way to success.

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