Nostalgia is defined as a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations. For many of us, that place is New Jersey. If you were in the Garden State in the 1970s, check out these photos and have fun looking back. If you weren’t here yet (or weren’t born yet), these photos are still fascinating.

Do you have a favorite photo? Let us know and share your 1970s Garden State snaps and memories with us. You can also click here for more photos of New Jersey in the 1970s. There are shots of Atlantic City, Jersey City, Asbury Park, and more.

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