1970s Pinball Culture in Photos

Flickr poster, bluwmongoose recently added a treasure trove of vintage 1970s photos scanned from the out of print book, Pinball! by Roger C. Sharpe and James Hamilton. Their are currently 23 photos in the set that capture the Pinball! culture at its height, right before the video game craze would swoop in and push many of these gems to the back wall of the local arcade. I am not sure if their are more photos in the book that have not yet been added, if so, I really need to pick up a copy (it ain’t cheap online). Stop by the set and check out some of these gems, here are two of my favorite to give a sense of what you will get after the click.


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