If you think that today's stock photos look staged or funny, wait till you see what they looked like in the 1970s! The photos by stock photo pioneer H. Armstrong Roberts give us a unique glimpse into the past. He founded one of the first major stock photography agencies in 1920, and it continues today under the name RobertStock.


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Martin 3 months ago

Look at me, I dress to the left!!! LOOK AT IT ! ! ! !

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Awkward dog 3 months ago

Paint me like one of your French girlsXD;)

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Agnes Auxiliatrix 3 months ago

I actually sort of like this outfit. But with different boots and no bandanna

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Amanda Panda 3 months ago

What are those super colorful ones?

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Cesi Baca 3 months ago

Oooh Love the white stitching on the coat. Everything old becomes stylish again at some point.

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Scamper Kitty 3 months ago

Groovy

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Laura Ingles. 3 months ago

I think this would be more convincing if there was actually something on the board....

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Celia McDaniel 3 months ago

*pink panther theme song*

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Awkward dog 3 months ago

Who wears short shorts? *he wears short shorts*XD

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Daria B 3 months ago

I like this one. I find it very beautiful and artsy.

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Carma19 3 months ago

When you realize your fingers are stuck in the bowling ball

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Celia McDaniel 3 months ago

"Do you mind if I just borrow some of your change?" *proceeds to take whole wallet*

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Nancy Daly 3 months ago

It reminds me of that old game "Mystery Date".....

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Mad Mar 3 months ago

Hi. Wanna meet my cats?

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Cesi Baca 3 months ago

Isn't this doctor rainbow pills?

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