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Incognito: 1966

Incognito: 1966

Caped crusaders in mufti: Adam West and Burt Ward in 1966, snapped on the "Batman" set in L.A. by Richard Hewett for Look magazine. View full size.

Bat boy

I was 10 when that show came on TV. I remember seeing a picture or Burt Ward with his wife and baby and being surprised because he looked so young, I thought he was just 2 or 3 years older than I was! It was funny that it was SO popular, but then petered out after only a few years.

Holy i-ball Batman!

Our hero looks like he spent all afternoon in the Bat-bar.

THE 100-YEAR-OLD PHOTO BLOG | History in HD is a vintage photo blog featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago.

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