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Snapshot, 1958: The early hipsters of Aspen, Colorado

This snapshot might look like a scene from the new Wes Anderson film, but the quirkily dressed group posing atop a vintage snowmobile in their colourful skiwear is quite genuine, decades before the term hipster came into existence…

Just another creative agency out for its Christmas party (or something like that)... The caps, sunglasses, ski suits, hairstyles – this bunch wouldn’t look out of place in the trendy neighbourhoods of London or Manhattan today, even if they’re greying a little round the edges. And the image was found not on Instagram, but in the archives of Getty Images, taken in April 1958, in Aspen Colorado – ironically one of the hippest destinations for winter sports today. 

Photo: Ivan Dmitri/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Relive the good old days with our series of vintage snapshots.