A lot of us are obsessed with vintage stuff nowadays, from clothes to music to generally wishing we had grown up in the 60s. We often forget, however, that our dear old parents were the ones who started all those trends we now admire.

Internet users are now sharing photos of their parents when they were young and hip, and it's pretty much safe to say that they were about a hundred times cooler than us. Maybe it was all the psychedelic rock, Mustangs, and mullets. Maybe it was the fact that, as one user commented, they "played outside and didn't have memes." Either way, the days of peace and love certainly look a lot more blissful than where we're at now.

Scroll down to take a walk back in time, and if you've got photos of your parents looking too cool for school, add them to our list.

#1

My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California In 1974

My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California In 1974

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#2

I Found A Photo Of My Dad Cooking A Barbecue On Top Of A Moving Submarine

I Found A Photo Of My Dad Cooking A Barbecue On Top Of A Moving Submarine

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#3

My Dad Sculpting A Bust Of My Mom 1980s

My Dad Sculpting A Bust Of My Mom 1980s

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#4

A Friend Of My Father's, Telling Off A Klan Member. Auburn AL, 1985

A Friend Of My Father's, Telling Off A Klan Member. Auburn AL, 1985

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#5

My Dad Being Infinitely Cooler Than I'll Ever Be (1980)

My Dad Being Infinitely Cooler Than I'll Ever Be (1980)

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#6

My Dad, Taken For Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977

My Dad, Taken For Surfer Magazine. Peru, 1977

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Imagine the photographer having to be at the right place at just the right second.

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#8

My Mom In Moscow 1975. From All The Stories She's Told Me About Her Travels, I Wouldn't Be Surprised If She Was A Spy

My Mom In Moscow 1975. From All The Stories She's Told Me About Her Travels, I Wouldn't Be Surprised If She Was A Spy

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varwenea
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's pretty badass to be visiting Russia before the cold war ended. I vote spy! 😉

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#9

My Dad's First Car, A 1939 Ford. He Bought It With His Own Money That He Earned Farming (And Drove It Daily). He Was 11 When He Bought It, So This Photo Was Taken In 1948

My Dad's First Car, A 1939 Ford. He Bought It With His Own Money That He Earned Farming (And Drove It Daily). He Was 11 When He Bought It, So This Photo Was Taken In 1948

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Hans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

First car at eleven...this will be hard to beat nowadays.

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#10

My Dad Wasn't Famous, But His Moves Were Pretty Cool (1977)

My Dad Wasn't Famous, But His Moves Were Pretty Cool (1977)

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder if he has any scar tissue on his nose? 🤔

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#11

My Dad In Saudi Arabia In The 70's Working As A US Military Contractor Diving In The Red Sea

My Dad In Saudi Arabia In The 70's Working As A US Military Contractor Diving In The Red Sea

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#12

My Dad In The 70's Doing What He Loves. Father To 4 Boys. More Man Than Myth Or Legend

My Dad In The 70's Doing What He Loves. Father To 4 Boys. More Man Than Myth Or Legend

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#13

My Dad Teaching Math In Southern California (Late 70's/Early 80's)

My Dad Teaching Math In Southern California (Late 70's/Early 80's)

iCollectSausage Report

John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This question is for extra credit. "I'm a full time math teacher and a part time surfer". A: True. B: the other way around.

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#14

My Moms Selfie Before It Was Cool (1989)

My Moms Selfie Before It Was Cool (1989)

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#15

My Mom And Dad On Their Wedding Day - 1980

My Mom And Dad On Their Wedding Day - 1980

ohfuckdood Report

Scott Johnson
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the cans are ready to go as they ride away.

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#16

My Mom When She Lived In Alaska With Her Husky Puppy, Okie

My Mom When She Lived In Alaska With Her Husky Puppy, Okie

tonyjefferson Report

John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks like Whittaker or Palmer to me. There are so many glacier fed rivers and streams, that the small rock beds are all over the place. That's the sure sign of a glacier fed valley. Growing up in Alaska was Sooo wonderful. :D

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#17

Mom's 'Garden' 1980's

Mom's 'Garden' 1980's

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#18

Me Looking Up To My Fighter Pilot Dad In The Late 1980's

Me Looking Up To My Fighter Pilot Dad In The Late 1980's

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#19

So I Was Going Through Some Old Photos And I Found This. My Dad Holding Magic Johnson And Looking Incredibly Bad-Ass While Doing It

So I Was Going Through Some Old Photos And I Found This. My Dad Holding Magic Johnson And Looking Incredibly Bad-Ass While Doing It

ILikeBlazing Report

#20

My Mom Working At Nasa, 1974

My Mom Working At Nasa, 1974

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#21

My Mom Skating With A Broken Wrist In The Late 70's

My Mom Skating With A Broken Wrist In The Late 70's

thestrokesfan1988 Report

#22

My Dad In Alaska, Circa 1980. I Hope To Be Half The Man He Is One Day

My Dad In Alaska, Circa 1980. I Hope To Be Half The Man He Is One Day

TrenchcoatTechnocrat Report

John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now that's one authentic 'Sourdough' for you.

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#23

Mom Wasn't The Pilot, But She Was A Tech On The F-4 Phantom Back In The 80's

Mom Wasn't The Pilot, But She Was A Tech On The F-4 Phantom Back In The 80's

Saintdavus Report

#24

My Mom Winning The Pie Eating Contest By Beating All The Boys, 1950

My Mom Winning The Pie Eating Contest By Beating All The Boys, 1950

Talking_Head Report

sunnyrei82
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yeah! show 'em who's the boss! Girls are not only dresses and cooking ware! XD

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#25

My Dad In France Is The '70s (Ryan Gosling Might Need A Paternity Test)

My Dad In France Is The '70s (Ryan Gosling Might Need A Paternity Test)

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Adriana E. Henricy
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

yes, definetly a paternity test is in the near future

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#26

My Father In 1982. When I Asked Him What He Was Doing In This Photo, He Said, "Shooting An Album Cover. Duh"

My Father In 1982. When I Asked Him What He Was Doing In This Photo, He Said, "Shooting An Album Cover. Duh"

PatternedCollar Report

#27

My Mother And Father Being Young And Awesome On Santorini Island, Greece, 1985. I Was Conceived There

My Mother And Father Being Young And Awesome On Santorini Island, Greece, 1985. I Was Conceived There

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Did they name you Thera to celebrate their visit there? Let's hope you don't have a volcanic personality to go with it all. ;D

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#28

My Dad And His Cousins, Back In The Day. I Don't Think The Cool Gene Was Passed Down To Me

My Dad And His Cousins, Back In The Day. I Don't Think The Cool Gene Was Passed Down To Me

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#29

When My Dad Was 16, He Entered His Name In A Drawing, For What He Thought Was A Sports Jacket, At A Local Shoe Store. The Drawing Was Actually For A 1967 Shelby GT500. He Won

When My Dad Was 16, He Entered His Name In A Drawing, For What He Thought Was A Sports Jacket, At A Local Shoe Store. The Drawing Was Actually For A 1967 Shelby GT500. He Won

reddit.com Report

#30

My Friend's Dad Trained Seals In The Navy. This Was What His Everyday Job Looked Like

My Friend's Dad Trained Seals In The Navy. This Was What His Everyday Job Looked Like

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So he was working for the NAVY SEALS training real seals? That's amazing !

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#31

My Cool AF Dad At 19 (1973)

My Cool AF Dad At 19 (1973)

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#32

My Dad And His Pet Monkey In Vietnam, 1966

My Dad And His Pet Monkey In Vietnam, 1966

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If that'd been my dad, he wold show this pic to everyone and he'd be like: "look, a photo with me and my newborn son " xD

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#33

My Mom Circa 1986

My Mom Circa 1986

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#34

My Mom Thinks She Is So Hardcore In Her Fleetwood Mac Tank Top At Age 18, 1982

My Mom Thinks She Is So Hardcore In Her Fleetwood Mac Tank Top At Age 18, 1982

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#35

My Dad And Uncle At Their Joint Wedding, 1970's

My Dad And Uncle At Their Joint Wedding, 1970's

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wonder which joint they are talking about: the toke; the two couples; or middle legs of the two grooms? 😜

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#36

Dad In 1969. I'd Love To Know How This Happened

Dad In 1969. I'd Love To Know How This Happened

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#37

My Mom Being Infinitely Cooler Than I'll Ever Be... Without A Saddle (Late 70s)

My Mom Being Infinitely Cooler Than I'll Ever Be... Without A Saddle (Late 70s)

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now, that's a hell of a lot more 'Macho' than that fellow on the front page, who's sitting secure in a saddle.

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#38

My Dear Mom In The 70s With Her German Shepard And Manta

My Dear Mom In The 70s With Her German Shepard And Manta

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#39

My Mom Bought A New '63 Corvette On Her Own At Age 20. She Owned Her Own Hair Salon In Midland, Tx

My Mom Bought A New '63 Corvette On Her Own At Age 20. She Owned Her Own Hair Salon In Midland, Tx

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#40

My Father Got Drunk With Some Friends And Caught A Record Breaking Tuna In Newfoundland, 1972

My Father Got Drunk With Some Friends And Caught A Record Breaking Tuna In Newfoundland, 1972

ItsMedusa Report

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#41

Found This In An Old Shoe Box At My Dad's. It's My Parents, 1990

Found This In An Old Shoe Box At My Dad's. It's My Parents, 1990

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#42

My Dad At Marching Band Practice, 1985

My Dad At Marching Band Practice, 1985

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Roxane Milko
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He looks so edgy, he could totally be a 2017s teen

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#43

My Dad Was A Legit Ski Instructor In The 1970's

My Dad Was A Legit Ski Instructor In The 1970's

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#44

Apparently My Dad Used To Ride 3 Wheeled Unicycles In Parades

Apparently My Dad Used To Ride 3 Wheeled Unicycles In Parades

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Trisha Dragon
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hurt myself just looking at this picture. How the hell does this even come to exist...

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#45

My Mom Looking For Her Prom Date 1969

My Mom Looking For Her Prom Date 1969

CarlosSpicyPeep Report

John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Is your dad always on time, or does he need constant supervision?

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#46

My Girlfriend's Dad After Flipping His '73 Mustang On The Highway

My Girlfriend's Dad After Flipping His '73 Mustang On The Highway

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John L
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, its for certain that her daddy was far luckier than he was smart. ;D

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#47

My Dad Giving A Thirsty Bear Some Soda Sometime In The 50's

My Dad Giving A Thirsty Bear Some Soda Sometime In The 50's

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Vlad Horobet
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Back then, people were walking around bears and cheetas like it was nothing. Nowadays some people are afraid of chocolate eggs with toys inside.

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#48

My Bad-Ass Mom In 1979

My Bad-Ass Mom In 1979

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Lidee Moril
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, perfect 70’s revenge exploitation movie poster :)

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#49

My Dad In Northern Montana, 1989

My Dad In Northern Montana, 1989

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#50

Here Is A Bad Ass Picture Of My Dad From The 80's. Gatorade In The Can Doing A Control Burn. He's The Shit And My Hero. My Grandfather Was A Firefighter Too Rip. The Real Heroes Are Firefighters, Cops And All Military!

Here Is A Bad Ass Picture Of My Dad From The 80's. Gatorade In The Can Doing A Control Burn. He's The Shit And My Hero. My Grandfather Was A Firefighter Too Rip. The Real Heroes Are Firefighters, Cops And All Military!

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#51

My Dad When He Was 17 In A Small Village In The Netherlands, 1981. He'd Meet My Mom A Year Later

My Dad When He Was 17 In A Small Village In The Netherlands, 1981. He'd Meet My Mom A Year Later

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#52

My Dad, The Fbi Agent, At A Bahamas Airport, Late 1960s

My Dad, The Fbi Agent, At A Bahamas Airport, Late 1960s

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Mindy Keys
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh, the Impala. It hurts to look at - it is so perfect.

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#53

My Dad Claims That's "Oregano" Above My Mom. 1978'ish

My Dad Claims That's "Oregano" Above My Mom. 1978'ish

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Lidee Moril
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That kind of oregano that makes you go hmmmmmm :)

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#54

My Dad In Hawaii, Late 1970's

My Dad In Hawaii, Late 1970's

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#55

My Dad And His Fox Patricia (1987)

My Dad And His Fox Patricia (1987)

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#56

My Dad And His Firebird In The 80s

My Dad And His Firebird In The 80s

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Judy Semmens
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Your dad has a lovely smile! Had he only just got the car?

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#57

My Dad In 1971

My Dad In 1971

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#58

My Mom Lounging On A Car (1980's)

My Mom Lounging On A Car (1980's)