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.

If you enjoy this list of photos, be sure to check out this article about how an artist photobombs stock photos.

More info: robertstock.com (h/t: mashable)

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Martin 3 years ago

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

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Awkward dog 3 years ago

Paint me like one of your French girlsXD;)

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M.J. J. 3 years ago

she's wearing nylons because only a slatternly woman would have bare feet inside boots..

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Amanda Panda 3 years ago

What are those super colorful ones?

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Cesi Baca 3 years ago

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

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Scamper Kitty 3 years ago

Groovy

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Laura Ingles. 3 years ago

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

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Celia McDaniel 3 years ago

*pink panther theme song*

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Awkward dog 3 years ago

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

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Daria B 3 years ago

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

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Carma19 3 years ago

When you realize your fingers are stuck in the bowling ball

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Celia McDaniel 3 years ago

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

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Nancy Daly 3 years ago

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

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Mad Mar 3 years ago

Hi. Wanna meet my cats?

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Cesi Baca 3 years ago

Isn't this doctor rainbow pills?

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iamthemockingjay_rainbowdash 3 years ago

This is what nightmares are made of...

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Robyn Denton 3 years ago

"Floppy hat - check! White eyeshadow - check! Shirred blouse - check! Long string of beads - check! Priscilla was confident she looked her best for the 70's retro party!" Seriously, though, she has a gorgeous smile!

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Martin 3 years ago

I wonder if they could be found and recreate the pic 40 years later.

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Danail Ivanov 3 years ago

Selfie-ready

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Martin 3 years ago

Vlad and the bloodsucking twins.

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Amanda Panda 3 years ago

Why so serious?

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Mimi Greenberg 3 years ago

Santa posing for his school photo.

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Christine Doan 3 years ago

ready for the first day of work

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Robyn Denton 3 years ago

Hope she doesn't grunt or shriek like the players these days.

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Celia McDaniel 3 years ago

Looks kinda like George Clooney... Oh No.

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Martin 3 years ago

Grandma don't need her cane anymore. Bitch.

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Unsalted Almond 3 years ago

invisible toothbrush

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Laura Ingles. 3 years ago

Love the chubby arms and hands!..So cute!

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Cesi Baca 3 years ago

Those baby doll blouses and sandles are totally in today.

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prpleonion 3 years ago

Wow. Eyebrows have changed so much.

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Cesi Baca 3 years ago

How did he get his fro to cover his ears like that.....impressive.

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Amanda Panda 3 years ago

The kid in the middle, creeps me out

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Martin 3 years ago

"I did not have sexual relations with her"

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