From music festivals to sit-ins to camping out, anyone who was a teenager or young adult during the late ’60s and early ’70s had the chance to partake in a new kind of movement happening. The new wave of celebration, informality, and individual expression left a lasting impression on American culture in ways that we are still feeling today. And, there were some pretty far out photos taken of it all unfolding. Have a look back with us at 18 wild photos of hippies from the ’60s and ’70s.

That little dog’s name is Tripper. Via/ Flickr
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Anti-war protest, National Mall, 1967. Via/ LBJ Presidential Library
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1970 UCLA commencement. Via/ Flickr
Rock Acres Peace Festival, 1971. Via/ Flickr
Enjoying the music at the Rock Acres Peace Festival, 1971. Via/ Flickr
Protesting the Republican National Convention in Miami, 1972. Via/ State Archives of Florida
Vietnam Veteran in Miami Beach for an anti-war protest during the 1972 GOP Convention. Via/ State Archives of Florida

By the mid-’70s many aspects of hippie culture had either been left behind after the Vietnam War ended (like protests) or had been incorporated into the mainstream (like bellbottoms and long hair). For a rare short window of time, though, hippie culture was an un-commodified movement which swept across the globe. This unique time period was a push-pull of ideologies, seen nowhere more apparent than in these photos of kids from the era.

Student at a sit-in. Via/ State Archives of Florida
At Woodstock. Via/ Wiki Commons
Crowds cheering at Woodstock. Via/ Wiki Commons
Outside Woodstock. Via/ Wiki Commons
Love-in, 1968. Via/ State Archives of Florida
200 students attended this love-in. Via/ State Archives of Florida
Via/ State Archives of Florida
Texas, 1973. Via/ Flickr
Oregon, 1973. Via/ Wiki Commons