30 Pics Of People From 50-100 Years Ago That Give Us A Glimpse Of How Things Have Changed

Published 2 years ago

Time doesn’t stop for anyone- but the camera has the power to capture a small glimpse of a moment in time. The only way we can do time-traveling is through photographs.

The subreddit “The Way We Were” is one such place where we can find interesting old pictures, scanned documents, and other such stuff through which we can go back to the past. So let’s go back in time to explore how people were like many decades ago. Scroll below to check out some really old photos.

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#1 “Sits Down Spotted”- Crow Nation, Fort Keogh, Montana, 1881. Photo By L.A. Huffman

Image source: DiosMioMan2

#2 A Young Woman Posing For A Studio Portrait, Kentucky, Circa 1890-1910

Image source: Str33twise84

#3 My Mother Rose, June 16, 1959

Image source: Zachcoss

#4 Kids Protesting The Dst. New York, 1939

Image source: frosty1965

#5 My Grandma And Uncle In Iran, April 1971

Image source: truly_anonymis

#6 Young Woman Dressed For An Evening Out, Detroit, 1968

Image source: Paul-Belgium

#7 “Cairo Mary,” Bouncer At Shanghai Reds (5th And Beacon In San Pedro, Ca) Escorts A Customer To The Door. 1953

Image source: AxlCobainVedder

#8 My Grandfather And His Horse, Ruby. 1940’s

Image source: letstalkab0utit

#9 My Kitty … Harlem, NY, 1949

Image source: GaGator43

#10 Children In A Traditional Minobashi Raincoat Going To A New Year’s Event, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, 1956

Image source: PatatasFrittas

#11 An Elderly Woman Reading A Book With A Cat On Her Lap, 1944

Image source: oldsoul8789

#12 My Great Grandmother In Her 50s Probably Taken Around The 70s Or 80s

Image source: freezingman00

#13 A Photo Of Central Park In NYC During The Great Depression (1933)

Image source: BufordTeeJustice

#14 Adelaide Springett, Who Was So Ashamed At The State Of Her Boots She Took Them Off, Stand For A Photograph In London, 1901. Photo By Horace Warner

Image source: NihilisticNoir

#15 Three Young Ladies Posing With A Friend. Circa 1930

Image source: MyDogGoldi

#16 Mother And Son. Lisdoonvarna, Ireland C. 1890

Image source: oldsoul8789

#17 Four Generations, Circa 1905, Location Unknown

Image source: Slow-moving-sloth

#18 The Fate And Feet Of Three Chinese Girls – A Bare Footed Slave, A Girl With Bound Feet, And A Christian With Unbound Feet – Ca. Early 1900s

Image source: nashamagirl99

#19 My Grandfather And Friends In The Amache Internment Camp In Colorado, Circa 1942. He Was About 15 When This Photo Was Taken; He Passed Away Last Month At 94

Image source: simpforthemoon

#20 A Young Man Demonstrating Against Low Pay For Teachers, Ca. 1930. “I Left School To Earn $21 A Week. My Teacher’s Pay Is $17.78 A Week.” Photo: Paul Thompson

Image source: Paul-Belgium

#21 Isaac And Rosa, Emancipated Slave Children From New Orleans, 1863

Image source: oldsoul8789

#22 Butterfly Boy, New York City, 1949

Image source: Str33twise84

#23 My Jute Weaver Great-Grandmother And Children (Including My Granny Standing At The Back). Dundee, Scotland 1915

Image source: Hondo_Bogart

#24 1930 – My Second Great Aunt Sara (Right) And Her Mother Manuela (Sitting) And Aunt Emilia. Caja Espíritu, Huancavelica, Perú. The Only Photo That Exists Of Mama Manuela.

Image source: ajicitoamarillo

#25 (1964) Engineer Karen Leadlay Working On The Analog Computers In The Space Division Of General Dynamics

Image source: johnnylgarfield

#26 A Casual Portrait Of A Woman Smiling, 1880

Image source: dittidot

#27 A Man With His Cat, Early 1900s

Image source: oldsoul8789

#28 This Kid Is A Water Heater For Halloween, Circa 1979

Image source: Slow-moving-sloth

#29 Little Girl Roaring At A Stuffed Grizzly Bear At The Sportsman’s Show In The Chicago Coliseum. Chicago, Illinois, 1967

Image source: frosty1965

#30 High School Life In The 1970s

Image source: oldsoul8789

Saumya Ratan

Saumya is an explorer of all things beautiful, quirky, and heartwarming. With her knack for art, design, photography, fun trivia, and internet humor, she takes you on a journey through the lighter side of pop culture.

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