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 2 years ago

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

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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 2 years ago

They look so cute when they laugh

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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 2 years ago

To find beauty amids the awfull mess that is war 😊

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#4

Best Friends

Best Friends

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

#SquadGoals

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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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

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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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Nancy Arnold 2 years ago

love has no boundaries

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#12

Russian Soldiers Of WWII Sleeping With Puppy

Russian Soldiers Of WWII Sleeping With Puppy

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AnxietyPanda 2 years ago

Awww they look so snuggly.

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#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

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Great picture and a darling little outfit

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#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

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Ashley 2 years ago

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

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Alusair Alustriel 2 years ago

Harry Potter + Neville Longbottom + female! =D

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#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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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

That puppy is so happy!

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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

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

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

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-- 2 years ago

'sharing'

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#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

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Stille20 2 years ago

So universal. Kids and their play phones.

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#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 2 years ago

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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Mustafa Avcı 2 years ago

That's the real Santa

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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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Shauday Smith 2 years ago

dog looking majestic on the side.

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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 2 years ago

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

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Peta Hurley-Hill 2 years ago

on Saint Patrick's day I'd say :)

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#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

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Aunt Messy 2 years ago

Check out the feet.

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#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

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

Love the sign in the back

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#27

Le Petit Parisien, 1952

Le Petit Parisien, 1952

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-- 2 years ago

dat bread

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#28

A Street Musician And A Little Girl

A Street Musician And A Little Girl

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Cherie Rachel 2 years ago

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

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

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

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Aunt Messy 2 years ago

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

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Shruti Naik 2 years ago

Love her dress...

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#32

Medic Feeding Baby Birds

Medic Feeding Baby Birds

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Catalina Ioan 2 years ago

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

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Violaine LB 2 years ago

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

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Shruti Naik 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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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#38

Bath Time

Bath Time

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Shruti Naik 2 years ago

simply adorable!

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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

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Shauday Smith 2 years ago

tough job. :)

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#40

Woman And Dog Jumping Rope, 1940s

Woman And Dog Jumping Rope, 1940s

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

The horse is like 'WTF?!'

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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

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

Adorable.

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#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

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

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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Amanda Ballentine 2 years ago

The love of a family.

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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 2 years ago

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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Shauday Smith 2 years ago

hell of a composition.

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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

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PandasAreMyFav 2 years ago

When you can’t find a babysitter. 0.o

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#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

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Lorraine 2 years ago

So cute!!

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#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

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PandasAreMyFav 2 years ago

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

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#49

Ice Bucket Challenge, NYC, 1943

Ice Bucket Challenge, NYC, 1943

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JillVille Child Care 2 years ago

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

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Kat Edge 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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 2 years ago

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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Lena Sterling 2 years ago

What is the boy on the right looking at?

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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

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PandasAreMyFav 2 years ago

Even Franklin D. Roosevelt had a sense of humor. 😂

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#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

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Hope Floats 2 years ago

1904?...Wow!...Loving these old photos..

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#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

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Yvonne Bernal 2 years ago

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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2 years ago

The Sailor is my Grandpa :)

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#58

A Boy And His New Ball, Netherlands June 1966

A Boy And His New Ball, Netherlands June 1966

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Pauline Lloyd 2 years ago

Oh for the simpler life 😌

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#59

Sai Gon, Vietnam In 1993

Sai Gon, Vietnam In 1993

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Mike Bateman 2 years ago

By '93 Saigon had been renamed to Ho Chi Minh City.

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#60

Four Pints Today Please, Mr. Milkman (c. 1968, Altrincham, Cheshire, Uk)

Four Pints Today Please, Mr. Milkman (c. 1968, Altrincham, Cheshire, Uk)

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Janice Foster 2 years ago

What a cutie!

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#61

Me, Sitting On The Rail At Niagra Falls In 1956.

Me, Sitting On The Rail At Niagra Falls In 1956.

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Rosemary Moreland 8 months ago

Obviously you didn't slip backwards!

#62

Taking His Cousin For A Wheelbarrow Ride 1948 Corley Moor, U.k.

Taking His Cousin For A Wheelbarrow Ride 1948 Corley Moor, U.k.

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2 years ago

This is my dad, he loved his family and was always kind to everyone. It's not cool to kind to your younger female cousin but he didn't care.

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#63

Christmas '75 Norway

Christmas '75 Norway

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Julia Vi 2 years ago

Det er ikke en Marius genser!!! :(

#64

Sitting On An Original Turtle Brought Back From The Galapagos By Darwin

Sitting On An Original Turtle Brought Back From The Galapagos By Darwin

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2 years ago

The turtle was Harriet, who passed away at Steve Irwins zoo, not that long ago, at 168 years old.

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#65

Turkish Women In 1930, Became One Of The First Women To Be Elected For Mayorships

Turkish Women In 1930, Became One Of The First Women To Be Elected For Mayorships

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onur_4 2 years ago

So elegant, Like from a hollywood movie!

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#66

Guess I Was Meant To Love Home Remodeling And Construction Industry .. Me In 1951 Helping My Dad With New Garage !!

Guess I Was Meant To Love Home Remodeling And Construction Industry .. Me In 1951 Helping My Dad With New Garage !!

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Rosemary Moreland 8 months ago

Child labour at its finest!😄

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#67

The Best Rocking Horse Ever, Bangladesh,1963

The Best Rocking Horse Ever, Bangladesh,1963

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Pauline Lloyd 2 years ago

How cute.

#68

Having My Picture Taken By A Traveling Photographe With A Horse 1965

Having My Picture Taken By A Traveling Photographe With A Horse 1965

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Cheyenne Bills (phoenixgirl58) 2 years ago

These were popular in California i think,Because my mom has a picture of her and her brother In this same style from the 1960's and one of my grandma from the 1940's

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#69

Me & Santa, Dayton Ohio 1971 Or 72

Me & Santa, Dayton Ohio 1971 Or 72

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#70

Young Students Celebrating The National Sovereignty And Children's Day In Turkey, April 24, 1970s

Young Students Celebrating The National Sovereignty And Children's Day In Turkey, April 24, 1970s

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2 years ago

edit: April 23, not 24

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#71

Ataturk On A Swing

Ataturk On A Swing

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Lyone Fein 2 years ago

wild

#72

1930's England - After A Days Work

1930's England - After A Days Work

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Pauline Lloyd 2 years ago

After a hard days work, we have a hard evenings s rowing, such energy.

#74

Me 1982 , 'communist Pioneer' Uniform Romania

Me 1982 , 'communist Pioneer' Uniform Romania

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#75

Summer Fun In The Sprinkler ..about 1950

Summer Fun In The Sprinkler ..about 1950

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#76

My Nan And Pop Sydney Street Shot 1940's

My Nan And Pop Sydney Street Shot 1940's

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Lyone Fein 2 years ago

great photo!

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#77

Happy Couple, Ca.1970

Happy Couple, Ca.1970

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2 years ago

My parents...

#78

Family Outing To Fantasy Farm 1988

Family Outing To Fantasy Farm 1988

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