Regardless of when you think "the good old days" actually were, many of us harbor a special respect for the past. These photos show people that had an appreciation for style, taste and class that seems to be harder to find these days.

If you have a photo showing what class looked like in "the good old days," we'd love to see it! Please add it to us or let us know about your favorite time period in the comments.

(h/t: designyoutrust)

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American Actor Paul Newman During A Trip On A Water Taxi In Venice (1963)

American Actor Paul Newman During A Trip On A Water Taxi In Venice (1963)

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JoeSauer
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm straight as can be, but he was a damn good looking guy.

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A Man In A Suit And Sunglasses Rides A Skateboard Down A Hill Path In Central Park, New York (1965)

A Man In A Suit And Sunglasses Rides A Skateboard Down A Hill Path In Central Park, New York (1965)

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RJazz909
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My fav...that is one classy man LOL....I feel like there should be some cool jazz in the background...XD

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#4

Louis Armstrong Plays For His Wife In Giza (1961)

Louis Armstrong Plays For His Wife In Giza (1961)

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#5

Sunday Morning On The South Side Of Chicago (1941)

Sunday Morning On The South Side Of Chicago (1941)

Russel Lee Report

#6

Clint Eastwood Walking In Rome (1960s)

Clint Eastwood Walking In Rome (1960s)

Historical Pics Report

#7

Audrey Hepburn At The Roman Holiday Premiere (1953)

Audrey Hepburn At The Roman Holiday Premiere (1953)

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LinhKhanhNguyen
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Her beauty is perfect... *so gorgeous i'll die* *faint*

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#8

Plunging Necklines In 1950s

Plunging Necklines In 1950s

Nina Leen Report

#9

A Man Ice Skating (1937)

A Man Ice Skating (1937)

John Albok Report

#10

A Young Couple Dancing Be-Bop At Vieux Colombier Theatre In Paris (1951)

A Young Couple Dancing Be-Bop At Vieux Colombier Theatre In Paris (1951)

Robert Doisneau Report

#12

Caroline Kennedy Walks In Front Of Her Father, President Of United States, While He Carries Her Doll (1963)

Caroline Kennedy Walks In Front Of Her Father, President Of United States, While He Carries Her Doll (1963)

Hulton Archive Report

PujaWahi
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the expression on her face. What a cute kid and a loving father.

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#13

Cary Grant Stops In London On His Way Home To Bristol To Visit His Mother (1946)

Cary Grant Stops In London On His Way Home To Bristol To Visit His Mother (1946)

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SonjaFagan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

One of the most attractive men ever! Such style.

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#14

A Young Sean Connery Smoking A Cigar

A Young Sean Connery Smoking A Cigar

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#15

Sigourney Weaver Dressed As A Man, Los Angeles (1983)

Sigourney Weaver Dressed As A Man, Los Angeles (1983)

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#16

Actress Brigitte Bardot Watching Pablo Picasso At Work In His Studio In Vallauris (1956)

Actress Brigitte Bardot Watching Pablo Picasso At Work In His Studio In Vallauris (1956)

Jerome Brierre Report

SusanRamsay
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, nice pic, but I don't think of Bridgette as classy. That dress is the style in the 21st century, but back then it was trashy.

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#17

A Stylish Couple In The Rain

A Stylish Couple In The Rain

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AnnHerring
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pattie Boyd poses in a Mary Quant fashion shoot with actor Tom Courtenay (Dr. Zhivago, Billy Liar e.g.) Distributor : Puritan Fashions (US). Published in the March 1966 issue of Seventeen Magazine under ‘Our Girl In London’. Photographer: John Cowan

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#18

A Young Kevin Spacey (1980s)

A Young Kevin Spacey (1980s)

Andrew Brucker Report

#19

Clint Eastwood With Actresses Olive Stargess And Dani Crayne In San Francisco (1954)

Clint Eastwood With Actresses Olive Stargess And Dani Crayne In San Francisco (1954)

Pierre-Henri Verlhac Report

#20

A Life Guard, Brighton Beach, New York (Between 1901 And 1906)

A Life Guard, Brighton Beach, New York (Between 1901 And 1906)

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#21

Teenagers On A Date In The 1950s

Teenagers On A Date In The 1950s

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VeronicaVatter
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My milkshake makes all the boys come to the yard

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#22

Elspeth Beard, First Englishwoman To Ride A Motorbike Around The World (1980s)

Elspeth Beard, First Englishwoman To Ride A Motorbike Around The World (1980s)

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#23

Sophia Loren, Italian Film Actress, Who Won An Oscar, Grammy, And Golden Globe Awards

Sophia Loren, Italian Film Actress, Who Won An Oscar, Grammy, And Golden Globe Awards

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JesseLuk
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She just exudes sexy and that's fully clothed.

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#24

Ernest Hemingway Passport Photograph (1923)

Ernest Hemingway Passport Photograph (1923)

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#25

1950s Greasers

1950s Greasers

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Lulik
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

In those days even subcultures had a class!

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#26

Carmen Dell’orefice, New York (1958)

Carmen Dell’orefice, New York (1958)

Jerry Schatzberg: Report

#27

English Film Actor Michael Caine At Home With His Mother And Brother (1964)

English Film Actor Michael Caine At Home With His Mother And Brother (1964)

Harry Dempster Report

Cristi
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He looks exactly like his mom, how cute!

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#28

The Queen Elizabeth II And The Duke Of Edinburgh Watching Competitors At The Badminton Horse Trials (1968)

The Queen Elizabeth II And The Duke Of Edinburgh Watching Competitors At The Badminton Horse Trials (1968)

John Scott Report

MikiNyckel
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

'The' Queen Elizabeth ... just Queen Elizabeth II

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#29

Frank Sinatra Steps Out Of A Helicopter (1964)

Frank Sinatra Steps Out Of A Helicopter (1964)

Yul Brynner Report

BeverlyGlover
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's the only person I've ever seen exit a helicopter who didn't duck as if they were going to be decapitated.

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#30

Albert Einstein Smoking A Pipe (1940)

Albert Einstein Smoking A Pipe (1940)

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Chris Miilu
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brilliant. An autopsy showed his brain to be larger than average.

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#31

British Actress Diana Rigg, Also Known As Olenna Tyrell From Game Of Thrones (1967)

British Actress Diana Rigg, Also Known As Olenna Tyrell From Game Of Thrones (1967)

John Downing Report

#32

First Actual Photo Session Of The Beatles In Hamburg (1960)

First Actual Photo Session Of The Beatles In Hamburg (1960)

Astrid Kirchherr Report

Suzanne Haigh
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

5 instead of 4, suppose Pete Best in on the left, but who is on the right?

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#33

Einstein At Nassau Point, Long Island, New York (1939)

Einstein At Nassau Point, Long Island, New York (1939)

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#34

Portrait Session With Marilyn Monroe (1957)

Portrait Session With Marilyn Monroe (1957)

Richard Avedon Report

#35

French Actress Brigitte Bardot On The Set Of The Ballad Of Frenchie King (1971)

French Actress Brigitte Bardot On The Set Of The Ballad Of Frenchie King (1971)

Terry O'Neill Report

#36

Couple On Michigan Avenue, Chicago (1975)

Couple On Michigan Avenue, Chicago (1975)

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#37

Teenagers And Their Car

Teenagers And Their Car

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#38

Alice Denham And Her Royal Hh Typewriter In (1957)

Alice Denham And Her Royal Hh Typewriter In (1957)

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glennderman
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like a cross between what Marylyn Monroe should look like and Maria Calas. What a beauty!

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#39

Actors Dean Martin And Angie Dickinson on the set of Rio Bravo (1959)

Actors Dean Martin And Angie Dickinson on the set of Rio Bravo (1959)

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#40

Paul McCartney Of The Beatles And Mick Jagger Of The Rolling Stones Sit Opposite Each Other On A Train At Euston Station (1967)

Paul McCartney Of The Beatles And Mick Jagger Of The Rolling Stones Sit Opposite Each Other On A Train At Euston Station (1967)

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Juci Shockwave
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is how Big Bang would look like if we saw it.

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#41

Children In Ballroom Dancing Class (1945)

Children In Ballroom Dancing Class (1945)

Alfred Eisenstaedt Report

Ivy
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Aww, he is bowing down, it is lovely to see how the boys were taught to respect a girl since childhood! Young gentleman :)

#42

Skater Girl

Skater Girl

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LiekeMuller
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or instead of "skater girl", refer to this photo by the girl's name: Ellen O Neal. Being (one of) greatest female skateboarders in the 70's she deserves a bit more cred than just anonymous "skater girl", don't you think?

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#43

Teen Fashion In 1950s

Teen Fashion In 1950s

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#44

Girl On A Scooter

Girl On A Scooter

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#45

Singer David Bowie Sharing A Cigarette With Actress Elizabeth Taylor In Beverly Hills (1975)

Singer David Bowie Sharing A Cigarette With Actress Elizabeth Taylor In Beverly Hills (1975)

Terry O'Neill Report

#46

A Young Boy Stealing The Show On The Dance Floor

A Young Boy Stealing The Show On The Dance Floor

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#47

First U.S. Debutante Ball Held At Versailles Palace (1958)

First U.S. Debutante Ball Held At Versailles Palace (1958)

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Suzanne Haigh
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Debutante's were young women who were presented to the Queen, so how can America have debutantes?

#48

David Bowie Was Arrested In A Hotel Suite After Performance In Rochester (1976)

David Bowie Was Arrested In A Hotel Suite After Performance In Rochester (1976)

Rochester Police Department Report

#49

Couple Kissing In Times Square On Vj Day (1945)

Couple Kissing In Times Square On Vj Day (1945)

Ezra Stoller Report

#50

Chicago Train (1950s)

Chicago Train (1950s)

Vivian Maier Report

AmyHedges
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Smartphones the f yester-year

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#52

Audrey Hepburn And George Peppard Filming Breakfast At Tiffany’s In New York, 1960.

Audrey Hepburn And George Peppard Filming Breakfast At Tiffany’s In New York, 1960.

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#53

American Actor and Director Orson Welles (1938)

American Actor and Director Orson Welles (1938)

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#54

Frank Sinatra Arrives At Miami Beach With His Entourage (1968)

Frank Sinatra Arrives At Miami Beach With His Entourage (1968)

Terry O'Neill Report

KTPinto
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like something straight out of the Sopranos...

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#55

Teenage Couple On Hudson Street, New York (1963)

Teenage Couple On Hudson Street, New York (1963)

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chachkimooch
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The boy looks about nine years old! lol

#56

Elton John At His Piano Bar Aboard His Private Jet (1974)

Elton John At His Piano Bar Aboard His Private Jet (1974)

Terry O'Neill Report

Suzanne Haigh
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Must be nice to have so much money

#57

Jimi Hendrix At Monterey Pop Festival (1967)

Jimi Hendrix At Monterey Pop Festival (1967)

William James Warren Report

#58

Couple With A Cadillac (1932)

Couple With A Cadillac (1932)

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#59

Paul Newman And Robert Redford Playing Ping Pong

Paul Newman And Robert Redford Playing Ping Pong

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LeslieDoty-Munson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Enjoyed the classic photos. I grew up in S. California when people dressed this way, stunning photos.

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#60

Old Family Photo

Old Family Photo