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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AAAW

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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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Samantha Manley
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4 years ago

Love this picture as you can see their affection for each other in the laughter.

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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.

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Nancy Arnold
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4 years ago

Tender moments in a horrible war

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#4

Best Friends

Best Friends

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Ulrika Tück de Mantel
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4 years ago

best friends stand together!

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#5

Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

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4 years ago

ahhh such an innocent blissful smile

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#6

Girl Playing For Her Dog

Girl Playing For Her Dog

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It's dancing along!

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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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naming sense and skills 'udderly' on point

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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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4 years ago

such a precious moment

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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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4 years ago

aaaaah ducklings aaaa

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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
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4 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
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4 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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Aga Medrala
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4 years ago

Love it

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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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4 years ago

awwww so cute

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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
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4 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
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4 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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Hiruya
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4 years ago

The face of the puppy is so cute

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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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Shina
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4 years ago

I love that one

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#18

Boy Sharing Bed With His Best Friend

Boy Sharing Bed With His Best Friend

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'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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4 years ago

so cute

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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
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4 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
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4 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
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4 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
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4 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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meapthealien
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4 years ago

sound of music tinzzzzz

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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
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4 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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Amanda B Recondwyth
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4 years ago

That's New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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#27

Le Petit Parisien, 1952

Le Petit Parisien, 1952

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4 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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Crystllee
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4 years ago

FAME! I'm gonna love forever...

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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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Ulrika Tück de Mantel
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4 years ago

and the ladies in the front have a lot of fun!

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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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Stille20
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4 years ago

Trust

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#31

For Paris Match, 1961

For Paris Match, 1961

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Ulrika Tück de Mantel
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4 years ago

privat show for teddybear!

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#32

Medic Feeding Baby Birds

Medic Feeding Baby Birds

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Catalina Ioan
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4 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
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4 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
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4 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
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4 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
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4 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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Stille20
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4 years ago

That's a great photo. The timing and the angle are perfect.

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#38

Bath Time

Bath Time

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Shruti Naik
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4 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
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4 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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Cherie Rachel
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4 years ago

Boy,that looks like fun!

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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
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4 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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Marcos Zamarripa
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4 years ago

Hahaha I love their faces, so much love!!

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#43

Gunner Hector Morgan Returning Home, 1945

Gunner Hector Morgan Returning Home, 1945

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Amanda Ballentine
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4 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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rakuninaru
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4 years ago

That would be me and my dog if I could make as much foam as that

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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
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4 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
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4 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
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4 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
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4 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
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4 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
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4 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
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4 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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Me
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4 years ago

Früher war mehr Lametta

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#53

Roller Girl Skating With Kids, 1970s

Roller Girl Skating With Kids, 1970s

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Lena Sterling
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4 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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Flora Polvado
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4 years ago

Who was also his wife. That looks a lot like Elleanor.

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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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PandasAreMyFav
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4 years ago

When you get on the sled and it doesn’t move because your on flat ground... 😂

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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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Savina Bilalova
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4 years ago

I ma quite certain this is Marilyn Monroe.

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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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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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Neill Augustine
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4 years ago

It took so little to please a child in those days. Try giving a child 'just' a ball today and watch out for the tantrum!

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#59

Sai Gon, Vietnam In 1993

Sai Gon, Vietnam In 1993

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Mike Bateman
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4 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
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4 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
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2 years 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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4 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
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4 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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4 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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jabuka
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4 years ago

Very stylish and chic!

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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
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2 years 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
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4 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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Neill Augustine
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4 years ago

There's a b&w photo in our family of my little sister on a b&w pony with a prop cowboy hat and vest on, circa 1961.

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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