A group of male and female skinhead 'Mods' 1969

Terry Spencer

 
A group of male and female skinhead 'Mods' 1969
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

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A group of male and female skinhead 'Mods' in Borehamwood.
In the North London suburb of Borehamwood, this gang of youths display the latest 'mod' style. The mod culture demanded that fashions constantly changed, so successive age groups developed their own look that differed from the early 1960s original.
These youths have moved into the direction of 'hard mods', who rejected the finery of other mods and the hippies. The photo hints at Black style influences as well as the developing skinhead trend, particularly with the cropped hairstyles of both the girls and boys. There were distinct variations in dress between mods from different areas of London.
Terence Spencer worked for Life Magazine photographing the cults and fashions of youth culture during the 1960s.

© Cara Spencer / Museum of London

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