Donald Trump Through the Years: Photo Gallery 1970s – 2000s

I’ve been having fun recently, time-traveling. I’ve been on a little ‘baby-boomer’ journey back in time through the early 2000s, back to the 1990s, the 1980s and on into the 1970s to the late 1960s, right before I started high school. I took this journey by collecting old archive photos from the long and dizzying career of Donald Trump, who was just beginning his public life in the early 1970s, right around the time I graduated high school and entered art college. During that period in my own life I was gawking at the spectacle of the grisly end of the 1960s, wondering if the Vietnam War would ever end, grooving to Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Woodstock, marveling at 2001 Space Odyssey, blinking in fear at Clockwork Orange – all taking place right around the same time that  a young Donald J. Trump was staring at a map of New York City out in Brooklyn with his father Fred, pondering what direction he would take in his own real estate career.

Mr. Trump is arguably one of the most photographed people on the planet, and for good reason. He was VERY easy on the eyes back then, clearly a ladies’ man, and he was all over every prominent public event in New York City, no matter where it took place, but definitely in the center of it, if it happened in Manhattan. My collection is far from complete, but I thought readers would enjoy what I have compiled thus far. You’ll find Mr. Trump has been photographed with humble quiet working people of little fame, to those of great fame and public notoriety, from the humblest working class, to the most glamorous and world famous. I have especially enjoyed finding very early photos of Mr. Trump with his own family.