109 Of The Most Heartwarming Historic Photos Ever
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.
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A Few Seconds Before Happiness, 1955
Awweee. I wish we could have also been able to see "A Few Seconds After Happiness" lol
A Victorian Couple Trying Not To Laugh While Getting Their Portraits Done, 1890s
Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor Feeding An Orphaned Kitten. He Adopted The Kitten After The Mother Cat Died During The War.
Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII
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.
Girl Playing For Her Dog
Brownie Gets The Milk As Blackie Waits His Turn, 1954
Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974
Animals Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy, 1956
Happy French Girl And Her Cat, 1959
The Graves Of A Catholic Woman And Her Protestant Husband, Holland, 1888
Russian Soldiers Of WWII Sleeping With Puppy
A Little Girl Holds A Penguin's Flipper As They Walk Together Around The London Zoo, 1937
Young Carrie Fisher Watching Her Mother Debbie Reynolds Perform On Stage, 1963
Little Girl And Her Pet Toad At A Pet Show, Venice Beach, California, 1936
Christina Goldsmith Kissing A Weimaraner Puppy From Her Father's Stock Of Weimaraner Hunting Dogs, 1950
A Hotel Commissionaire Talking To A Small Dachshund Dog In Piccadilly Circus, London, 1938
I believe the little dog was trying to get a room as it was the 'inn' thing to do. How suite.
Boy Sharing Bed With His Best Friend
A Little Girl Having Fun Pretending To Talk On The Telephone, Japan, 1958
Soldier Shares A Banana With A Goat During The Battle Of Saipan, Ca. 1944
Saipan, Ca.-in California? Isn't Saipan in the Pacific? Love the pic, these kind of war photos always renew my hope for humanity.
Mailman Poses With His Heavy Load Of Christmas Mail And Parcels, Chicago, 1929
A Little French Girl Gives An American Soldier A Kiss On Valentine’s Day, 1945
A Blind Woman Relaxes At The Local Swimming Pool, Watched Over By Her Guide Dog, 1966
Oh my... pulled on my heart strings. What a beautiful bond
Nun Dancing With Children, 1964
Champion Bloodhound Leo Of Reynalton Being Cuddled By His Little Mistress Dorothy Horder At The Crufts Dog Show In London, 1935
A Young Woman Lifts Her Feet While Embracing And Kissing A Uniformed Us Soldier At The Train Station, Connecticut, 1945
Le Petit Parisien, 1952
A Street Musician And A Little Girl
I would love to have this image up at home to remind me of how great it is to be alive.
On The Caterpillar, Women's Pub Outing, Clapham, London, 1958
Interesting that the front photos differ from the last car so much that you wouldn't even think they were on the same ride
Teenaged Boys Using Blanket To Toss Their Friend, Norma Baker, Into The Air On The Beach, 1948
Norma Jean Baker was Marilyn Monroe. So this is the pre-blond Marilyn we're seeing.
For Paris Match, 1961
Medic Feeding Baby Birds
I know he wasn't a medic, but this still reminds me of Radar
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 Bear Cub Eats A Bowl Of Honey At A Cafe, 1950
She is wearing a lovely shirt! Some of the fashion back then is still relevant...
A Soldier Comes Home From War, 1940s
Queen Elizabeth With Her Much-Loved Corgis Watching The Royal Windsor Horse Show, 1973
This would have put her at 47.... she appears much younger here
The Swing And Childhood
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!!
Worker In Cosmetic Company Covered With Relics Of Lipstick Kisses To Prove That Dyes In Lipsticks Are Harmless, 1960
Woman And Dog Jumping Rope, 1940s
An American Soldier At An Advanced Allied Base With His Pet Kangaroo, 1942
Nuns From The Order Of St. Benedict Make A Splash In The Pacific Ocean While Vacationing At Grayland, 1960
This sure breaks the stereotype of strict nuns most folks have.... especially from back in the day!
Gunner Hector Morgan Returning Home, 1945
Wally Kilminster Enjoys A Foam Bath With His Dog In The Dressing Rooms At Wembley Stadium, 1934
An Officer Holds A Cigar With Two Canaries Perched On It, 1918
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
Nanson Of Netheroyd, A Champion Borzoi, Enjoys Pulling His Young Master Around In A Toy Car,1937
Young Soldier Holding A Little Piggy With Lid In London During WWII
Ice Bucket Challenge, NYC, 1943
I do love the bathing suit fashion from these times. Like cute little dresses :)
Sledding Down Art Hill After The 1904 World’s Fair Was Over, St Louis, 1904
A Couple Enjoys An Old-Fashioned Zipline, 1923
Children Pictured Decorating A Tree In The 1940s
everybody had cool shoes back then instead of jerky sneakers.
Roller Girl Skating With Kids, 1970s
The Future 32nd President Of The United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, With His Cousin, 1910
A Young Woman Goes Sledding At Buxton In The English Peak District, 1904
A Woman In A Toweling Bikini Poses In A Funfair Hall Of Mirrors, Circa 1935
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?