A treasure trove of fantastic Florida photos from the 1970s


Slate recently posted a magical slideshow that you need to see. In 1972, photographer Bill Yates spent seven months taking pictures at the Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink in Tampa; as Jordan Teicher relates on Slate's Behold photoblog, "He mostly forgot about the work up until recently, when he unearthed about 800 negatives from his archives and scanned them. The result is a delightful time capsule from a simpler, groovier era."

We've posted a couple of Yates' pictures below, but you owe yourself the treat of flipping through the whole gallery. And if you like this, you'll probably also enjoy our Bithlo and OBT galleries, and our review ("Growing up bored and high in Loxahatchee," Oct. 30, 2013) and gallery of Paul Kwiatkowski's photo memoir And Every Day Was Overcast might also be up your alley.


In the '70s, no midriff was covered and no bird went unflipped. (Photo by Bill Yates)



Wooderson? Is that you? (Photo by Bill Yates)


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