10 Heartwarming Vintage Photos Show A Happier Side Of History

Published 8 years ago

Usually, those old monochrome photos seem pretty depressing and often create an image of darker times in more than one sense of the word. But of course, it wasn’t only so, and finally, we have photos to prove it!

Here you’ll see some heartwarming pictures, proving that happiness is not something we invented recently and that it shone through even some of the darkest periods in human history.

(h/t: boredpanda)

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#1 A Few Seconds Before Happiness, 1955

#2 A Victorian Couple Trying Not To Laugh While Getting Their Portraits Done, 1890s

#3 Marine Sergeant Frank Praytor Feeding An Orphaned Kitten. He Adopted The Kitten After The Mother Cat Died During The War

Image source: Sgt Martin Riley

#4 Best Friends

Image source: National Geographic

#5 Austrian Boy Receives New Shoes During WWII

Image source: Gerald Waller

#6 Girl Playing For Her Dog

#7 Brownie Gets The Milk As Blackie Waits His Turn, 1954

Image source: Nat Farbman

#8 Harold Whittles Hearing Sound For The First Time, 1974

Image source: Jack Bradley

#9 Animals Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy, 1956

Image source: Francis Miller

#10 Happy French Girl And Her Cat, 1959

For more awesome vintage shots check out 1950-60s street photos of NYC and Chicago by Vivian Maier.


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