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15 Vintage Photos of Manila During the 1960s That Will Make You Nostalgic

It's clear the '60s were a strong decade for the Philippines.
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The '60s were a strong decade for the Philippines. From the production of consumer goods to processing raw materials, the country was one of Asia's powerhouses—and it's all evident from these photos. See photos of Manila during the 1960s below.

The Port of Manila with the city of Manila and Intramuros behind

Manila Harbor, Manila City, and Intramuros, Philippines, late 1950s or early 1960s

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The Rizal Monument in 1968

Rizal Memorial, Manila, Philippines, 1968

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A not-so-busy Dewey Boulevard (now Roxas Boulevard)

North up Roxas Blvd. Formerly Called Dewey Blvd, Manila, Philippines 1960s or 1970s

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Jeepneys line Plaza Goiti (now Plaza Lacson)

Jeepneys at Plaza Lacson (formerly Plaza Goiti). Manila, Philippines, 1960s-1970s

Principal Shopping Center in Escolta Street

Escolta Street - Principal shopping center, Manila, Philippines, 1965-1970

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Another view of Escolta

Escolta Street looking east towards Santa Cruz Church, late 1950s-1960s

An early 1960s black and white photo of Escolta

Escolta Street, Manila, Philippines, undated guessing early 1960s

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A busy day in Escolta

Escolta Street shopping, Manila, Philippines, 1968

The Department of Finance (now the National Museum of Anthropology)

Department of Finance, Legislative Building, Manila City Hall, Manila, Philippines, 1950s-1960s

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Santa Cruz Church

Santa Cruz Church, Manila, Philippines, late 1950s or 1960s

Sampaloc, Manila during the early 1960s

Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines, early 1960s

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Jeepneys parked along the street

Manila, Philippines, Jeepneys parked along the street, 1950s-1960s

Pasig River with El Hogar on the left

Commercial buildings along Pasig River, Manila, Philippines, 1968

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The historic Manila Hotel

Manila Hotel with WWII Japanese gun in front, Manila, Philippines, 1960s.

Carriages pass in front of Manila's ancient walls

Carriages passing ancient walls of Manila, Philippines, ca. 1960s or 1970s

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Paolo Chua
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