A few weeks ago, my brother and I were looking at old family pictures and we came across a photo of my dad in the ’70s. He was wearing giant Terry Richardson-style glasses, short shorts, some kind of subversive message T-shirt, and rocking a full beard. We looked at each other, and I whispered, “Oh my god. Was our dad the first hipster?” My brother quickly filed the picture away, saying, “We can’t let the government know about this.”
According to an awesome new Tumblr, Dads: The Original Hipsters, my dad’s not the only one. From bearded beer-brewers to deep V-neck wearers, the baby boomer generation was chock full of hipsters who had no idea they were hipsters. Was your dad one of them? Submit a photo and let the world know.