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.

However, Bored Panda has gone back in time, and dug out some of the most heartwarming and cool images 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 vintage photos depicting historical events and regular everyday lives will undoubtedly restore your faith in humanity.

And best of all, these delightful old photos show that despite being from a different era, one thing 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
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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.

Sgt Martin Riley Report

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

To find beauty amids the awfull mess that is war 😊

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#5

Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

Gerald Waller Report

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

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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#7

Brownie Gets The Milk As Blackie Waits His Turn, 1954

Brownie Gets The Milk As Blackie Waits His Turn, 1954

Nat Farbman Report

#8

Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

Jack Bradley Report

#9

Animals Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy, 1956

Animals Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy, 1956

Francis Miller Report

#10

Happy French Girl And Her Cat, 1959

Happy French Girl And Her Cat, 1959

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#11

The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888

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#12

Russian Soldiers Of WWII Sleeping With Puppy

Russian Soldiers Of WWII Sleeping With Puppy

Georgy Lipskerov Report

#13

A Little Girl Holds A Penguin's Flipper As They Walk Together Around The London Zoo, 1937

A Little Girl Holds A Penguin's Flipper As They Walk Together Around The London Zoo, 1937

Getty Images Report

#14

Young Carrie Fisher Watching Her Mother Debbie Reynolds Perform On Stage, 1963

Young Carrie Fisher Watching Her Mother Debbie Reynolds Perform On Stage, 1963

WireImage Report

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

O my god this is so amazing i love this picture

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#15

Little Girl And Her Pet Toad At A Pet Show, Venice Beach, California, 1936

Little Girl And Her Pet Toad At A Pet Show, Venice Beach, California, 1936

Super Retro Report

#16

Christina Goldsmith Kissing A Weimaraner Puppy From Her Father's Stock Of Weimaraner Hunting Dogs, 1950

Christina Goldsmith Kissing A Weimaraner Puppy From Her Father's Stock Of Weimaraner Hunting Dogs, 1950

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#17

A Hotel Commissionaire Talking To A Small Dachshund Dog In Piccadilly Circus, London, 1938

A Hotel Commissionaire Talking To A Small Dachshund Dog In Piccadilly Circus, London, 1938

Kurt Hutton Report

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

I believe the little dog was trying to get a room as it was the 'inn' thing to do. How suite.

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#18

Boy Sharing Bed With His Best Friend

Boy Sharing Bed With His Best Friend

LIFE Magazine Report

#19

A Little Girl Having Fun Pretending To Talk On The Telephone, Japan, 1958

A Little Girl Having Fun Pretending To Talk On The Telephone, Japan, 1958

Marc Riboud Report

#20

Soldier Shares A Banana With A Goat During The Battle Of Saipan, Ca. 1944

Soldier Shares A Banana With A Goat During The Battle Of Saipan, Ca. 1944

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

Saipan, Ca.-in California? Isn't Saipan in the Pacific? Love the pic, these kind of war photos always renew my hope for humanity.

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#21

Mailman Poses With His Heavy Load Of Christmas Mail And Parcels, Chicago, 1929

Mailman Poses With His Heavy Load Of Christmas Mail And Parcels, Chicago, 1929

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#22

A Little French Girl Gives An American Soldier A Kiss On Valentine’s Day, 1945

A Little French Girl Gives An American Soldier A Kiss On Valentine’s Day, 1945

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#23

A Blind Woman Relaxes At The Local Swimming Pool, Watched Over By Her Guide Dog, 1966

A Blind Woman Relaxes At The Local Swimming Pool, Watched Over By Her Guide Dog, 1966

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

Oh my... pulled on my heart strings. What a beautiful bond

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#24

Nun Dancing With Children, 1964

Nun Dancing With Children, 1964

Bettmann Report

#25

Champion Bloodhound Leo Of Reynalton Being Cuddled By His Little Mistress Dorothy Horder At The Crufts Dog Show In London, 1935

Champion Bloodhound Leo Of Reynalton Being Cuddled By His Little Mistress Dorothy Horder At The Crufts Dog Show In London, 1935

William Vanderson Report

#26

A Young Woman Lifts Her Feet While Embracing And Kissing A Uniformed Us Soldier At The Train Station, Connecticut, 1945

A Young Woman Lifts Her Feet While Embracing And Kissing A Uniformed Us Soldier At The Train Station, Connecticut, 1945

Harold M. Lambert Report

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

I love how the other couple is happily smiling for them. An emotional moment for everyone involved.

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#27

Le Petit Parisien, 1952

Le Petit Parisien, 1952

Willy Ronis Report

#28

A Street Musician And A Little Girl

A Street Musician And A Little Girl

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

I would love to have this image up at home to remind me of how great it is to be alive.

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#29

On The Caterpillar, Women's Pub Outing, Clapham, London, 1958

On The Caterpillar, Women's Pub Outing, Clapham, London, 1958

Grace Robertson Report

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

Interesting that the front photos differ from the last car so much that you wouldn't even think they were on the same ride

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#30

Teenaged Boys Using Blanket To Toss Their Friend, Norma Baker, Into The Air On The Beach, 1948

Teenaged Boys Using Blanket To Toss Their Friend, Norma Baker, Into The Air On The Beach, 1948

John Florea Report

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

Norma Jean Baker was Marilyn Monroe. So this is the pre-blond Marilyn we're seeing.

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#31

For Paris Match, 1961

For Paris Match, 1961

Philippe le Tellier Report

#32

Medic Feeding Baby Birds

Medic Feeding Baby Birds

US National Archives Report

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

I know he wasn't a medic, but this still reminds me of Radar

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#33

A French Boy Introduces Himself To Indian Soldiers Who Had Just Arrived In France To Fight Alongside French And British Forces, Marseilles, 30th September 1914

A French Boy Introduces Himself To Indian Soldiers Who Had Just Arrived In France To Fight Alongside French And British Forces, Marseilles, 30th September 1914

Getty Images Report

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

I love this. I had never seen it before.

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#34

A Bear Cub Eats A Bowl Of Honey At A Cafe, 1950

A Bear Cub Eats A Bowl Of Honey At A Cafe, 1950

Three Lions Report

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

She is wearing a lovely shirt! Some of the fashion back then is still relevant...

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#35

A Soldier Comes Home From War, 1940s

A Soldier Comes Home From War, 1940s

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

They dropped almost everything to embrace.

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#36

Queen Elizabeth With Her Much-Loved Corgis Watching The Royal Windsor Horse Show, 1973

Queen Elizabeth With Her Much-Loved Corgis Watching The Royal Windsor Horse Show, 1973

Press Association Report

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

This would have put her at 47.... she appears much younger here

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#37

The Swing And Childhood

The Swing And Childhood

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

I remember when you could truly swing on a swing. And you would try to go so high that you'd flip over the other side!!

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#39

Worker In Cosmetic Company Covered With Relics Of Lipstick Kisses To Prove That Dyes In Lipsticks Are Harmless, 1960

Worker In Cosmetic Company Covered With Relics Of Lipstick Kisses To Prove That Dyes In Lipsticks Are Harmless, 1960

Jale Joel Report

#40

Woman And Dog Jumping Rope, 1940s

Woman And Dog Jumping Rope, 1940s

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#41

An American Soldier At An Advanced Allied Base With His Pet Kangaroo, 1942

An American Soldier At An Advanced Allied Base With His Pet Kangaroo, 1942

Australian War Memorial Report

#42

Nuns From The Order Of St. Benedict Make A Splash In The Pacific Ocean While Vacationing At Grayland, 1960

Nuns From The Order Of St. Benedict Make A Splash In The Pacific Ocean While Vacationing At Grayland, 1960

Tom Brownell Report

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

This sure breaks the stereotype of strict nuns most folks have.... especially from back in the day!

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#43

Gunner Hector Morgan Returning Home, 1945

Gunner Hector Morgan Returning Home, 1945

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#44

Wally Kilminster Enjoys A Foam Bath With His Dog In The Dressing Rooms At Wembley Stadium, 1934

Wally Kilminster Enjoys A Foam Bath With His Dog In The Dressing Rooms At Wembley Stadium, 1934

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

Now THAT is what I'd call a bubble bath!!!!!

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#45

An Officer Holds A Cigar With Two Canaries Perched On It, 1918

An Officer Holds A Cigar With Two Canaries Perched On It, 1918

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#46

Circus Baby Yvonne Kruse Is Pushed In Her Pram By 'Kam', One Of Her Mother's Charges, On Their Arrival At Addison Road Station, London, From Their Winter Quarters At Ascot, 1958

Circus Baby Yvonne Kruse Is Pushed In Her Pram By 'Kam', One Of Her Mother's Charges, On Their Arrival At Addison Road Station, London, From Their Winter Quarters At Ascot, 1958

Folb Report

#47

Nanson Of Netheroyd, A Champion Borzoi, Enjoys Pulling His Young Master Around In A Toy Car,1937

Nanson Of Netheroyd, A Champion Borzoi, Enjoys Pulling His Young Master Around In A Toy Car,1937

Reg Speller Report

#48

Young Soldier Holding A Little Piggy With Lid In London During WWII

Young Soldier Holding A Little Piggy With Lid In London During WWII

Keystone-France Report

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

If only the "Bay of Pigs" looked like this.

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#49

Ice Bucket Challenge, NYC, 1943

Ice Bucket Challenge, NYC, 1943

New York Daily News Report

JillVille Child Care
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I do love the bathing suit fashion from these times. Like cute little dresses :)

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#50

Sledding Down Art Hill After The 1904 World’s Fair Was Over, St Louis, 1904

Sledding Down Art Hill After The 1904 World’s Fair Was Over, St Louis, 1904

Jessie Tarbox Beals Report

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

we still sled down Art Hill when we have snow

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#51

A Couple Enjoys An Old-Fashioned Zipline, 1923

A Couple Enjoys An Old-Fashioned Zipline, 1923

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

Back when you actually had to "hold on tight!” 😂

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#52

Children Pictured Decorating A Tree In The 1940s

Children Pictured Decorating A Tree In The 1940s

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

everybody had cool shoes back then instead of jerky sneakers.

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#53

Roller Girl Skating With Kids, 1970s

Roller Girl Skating With Kids, 1970s

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#54

The Future 32nd President Of The United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, With His Cousin, 1910

The Future 32nd President Of The United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, With His Cousin, 1910

FDR Presidential Library & Museum Report

#55

A Young Woman Goes Sledding At Buxton In The English Peak District, 1904

A Young Woman Goes Sledding At Buxton In The English Peak District, 1904

Topical Press Agency Report

#56

A Woman In A Toweling Bikini Poses In A Funfair Hall Of Mirrors, Circa 1935

A Woman In A Toweling Bikini Poses In A Funfair Hall Of Mirrors, Circa 1935

FPG Report

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

This would have been extreme risque for the 30's. So I gotta wonder just why she was wearing a bathing suit in a house of mirrors?

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#57

Man Returns Home From Time In The Navy. Carrying Sister While Brother In Law Shoots Them With A Water Pistol

Man Returns Home From Time In The Navy. Carrying Sister While Brother In Law Shoots Them With A Water Pistol

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#58

A Boy And His New Ball, Netherlands June 1966

A Boy And His New Ball, Netherlands June 1966