Vintage Snapshots: The Joys Of Cars And Summer

We’re about to reach the middle of the summer, and it’s a good time to revisit not only the season but that everyday companion; the automobile. As soon as the calendar changes, I’m sure most of us have at some point imagined the moment to board a vehicle, depart, and reach a destination we long to be at.

Here’s a collection from such travelers by The US National Archive, mostly captured in the ’70s. Above, canoers in Ohio River, in 1972.

The Florida Keys, 1975.

Lake Powell, 1973.

Campsite in Ohio Key, Florida, 1975.

Honda Key, Florida, 1975.

Public beach, 1975.