ROAD TRIP 1961 STYLE: Here is a couple poised to take an epic road trip into the American northwest, in our favorite year 1961! They came prepared. They've got their map and a spiffy convertible! And look at that scenery. They picked a perfect region for their outing. The American northwest - and its counterpart on the other side of the border, the Canadian west - offers some of the most breathtaking scenic beauty on earth.
Magazine ad for 3M Thermo-Fax Copying Machine 4-Page (1961). This was about as hi-tech as you could get in 1961. Faxes? What's next? Machines that let you tape your favorite television show? I think not!
SURF'S UP!!! Another gem from LIFE Magazine in 1961, this photograph shows the "OFFICIAL SURFING AREA" at Malibu Beach, near Los Angeles. Within a year or so, the surfing craze would hit the nation with a vengeance.