When looking at the majority of historical photos, it might seem that the world was black-and-white and all we had were wars and disease.


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However, Bored Panda has gone back in time, and dug out some of the most heartwarming and adorable photos from days gone by.

From a boy receiving a puppy as a present from his grandad, a hospital-bound girl being cured by ducklings, a Victorian couple cracking up as they try and take the 19th century’s equivalent of a selfie, and many others, these photos will certainly bring a smile to your face.

And best of all, these delightful photos show that despite being from a different era, one things hasn’t changed over the years - it’s still the little things that matter.

#1 A Few Seconds Before Happiness, 1955

A Few Seconds Before Happiness, 1955

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Yvonne Bernal 3 months ago

Awweee. I wish we could have also been able to see "A Few Seconds After Happiness" lol

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#2 A Victorian Couple Trying Not To Laugh While Getting Their Portraits Done, 1890s

A Victorian Couple Trying Not To Laugh While Getting Their Portraits Done, 1890s

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Shina 3 months ago

They look so cute when they laugh

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#3 Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor Feeding An Orphaned Kitten. He Adopted The Kitten After The Mother Cat Died During The War.

Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor Feeding An Orphaned Kitten. He Adopted The Kitten After The Mother Cat Died During The War.

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Josta Loos 3 months ago

To find beauty amids the awfull mess that is war 😊

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#4 Best Friends

Best Friends

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#5 Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

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Yvonne Bernal 3 months ago

New shoes were a BIG thing during WWII. My grandmother told me how my grandfathers paycheck one time was enough to buy their groceries and some new shoes for my mom. Times were tough VERY tough in those days.

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#6 Girl Playing For Her Dog

Girl Playing For Her Dog

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Yvonne Bernal 3 months ago

Even the dog is smiling!!

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#7 Brownie Gets The Milk As Blackie Waits His Turn, 1954

Brownie Gets The Milk As Blackie Waits His Turn, 1954

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Yvonne Bernal 3 months ago

Both kitties are on their hind legs... pawsome!

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#8 Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

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Hope Floats 3 months ago

This is very moving..There was a young woman on the news last night,in the UK,who had just had implants fitted so she could hear sounds for the first time ever..Just as the specialist was about to Test her hearing,her boyfriend came into the room and asked if He could propose to her,as he wanted that to be the first words She could hear... She heard the words clearly and was crying through pure joy of hearing and those magical words.. But not as much as me...TWO hours later!!!

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#9 Animals Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy, 1956

Animals Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy, 1956

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Yvonne Bernal 3 months ago

It appears to be working. She's smiling!

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#10 Happy French Girl And Her Cat, 1959

Happy French Girl And Her Cat, 1959

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Alusair Alustriel 3 months ago

Cat not that happy =D but the girl is adorable!

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