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28 Photos “Proving” That People Aged Much Faster In The Past

Published 3 weeks ago

Looking at your grandparents’ pictures, it seems like they somehow went from toddlers to young adults, completely skipping the teenage phase. Someone even proposed a theory that people aged much faster in the past – and they just might be onto something.

People are sharing photos of their grandparents to the Old School Cool subreddit, and you’ll quickly realize why someone came up with this crazy-sounding theory – see them in the gallery below! And don’t forget to check out our previous post here.

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#1 My Grandfather’s Ww2 Photograph, He Was 18 Years Old. Still Alive And Sharp As A Tack At 96.

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#2 My Grandmother, Age 16 (Mexico)

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#3 My Grandmother On Her Confirmation Day In 1941. She Is 14 Years Old In This Picture And She Made Her Own Dress.

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#4 My Grandma At 16. She Is Turning 80 This Year. She Makes Me Laugh Every Day. I Love This Woman!

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#5 1940 My Grandad (17 Years Old In Photo) At The Dublin Races With His Mother, My Great Grandmother. Apologies About The Image Defect, It’s The Best Photograph We Have Of Him.

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#6 This Was My Grandad. He Was Australia’s Youngest Radio Announcer At 16 Back In 1934

Image source: Marty James

#7 My Ukranian Grandmother In 1927 At 16 Years Old. Her Brother My Uncle Nick Opened The First Photography Studio In Drumheller,alberta. She Was His One Of His Best Friends And She Used To Hand Tint The Photographs For Him. I Miss Her Dearly.

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#8 My Paternal Grandfather Aged 16 Colourised

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#9 The Rock At 16 Years Old. (1987)

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#10 My Grandma Around 20 Years Old

Image source: Suzanna Hultqvist‎

#11 My Grandma. You May Not Believe But She Was 13 In This Photo.

Image source: Deja Parker

#12 My 14 Year Old Grandfather Riding His New Bike In 1949 Dayton, Ohio

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#13 My Grandma (Mimi) Was An Airline Stewardess When She Was In Her Early 20’s (So, Early To Mid 1960’s), This Is A Newspaper Article From A Flight She Was On Where A Bag Full Of Frogs Escaped That She Had To Catch On The Plane

Image source: Danielle Brandon Teed

#14 She Was About 17 When This Photo Was Taken. She Was Born In May Of 1918. On The Right Is Her Daughter, My Mother, Mary. She Was 19 And It Was The Day She Married My Dad

Image source: Christina Lee

#15 My Grandparents Getting Married In Iceland In 1976 At 19

Image source: Arnlaugur1

#16 My Grandmother At 16 Years Old In 1917

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#17 My Mother At 16 In 1949

#18 My Mum And Dads Wedding Here In The UK . Mum Was 20 Dad 21

Image source: Carol Dean‎

#19 My Handsome Grandfather When He Was My Age (32).

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#20 1945, My 18 Year Old Grandmother Concetta. She Was The Woman Who Taught Me How To Be A Sassy, Classy And Bad-Assy Woman.

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#21 My 16 Year Old Grandmother, 1922

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#22 My Mama, Rose In High School

Image source: ‎Morgan Coady‎

#23 My Grandmother In 1955 (She Was Around 13 Or 14) And Her The Week My Grandfather “Found” Her!

Image source: Briann Durkan

#24 My Grandmother At 24 In 1934, Dancing With My Grandfather.

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#25 My Grandfather When He Joined The Navy In 1942. He Was Only 16 Years Old At The Time Of This Picture

Image source: Michelle Elam

#26 A Photo Of My Great Grandmother, Lottie, With Her Hunting Buddies. She Had To Have Been In Her 20’s

Image source:  Ashley Fajkowski

#27 This Is My Grandmother In 1954 With Her Then Beau. Her First Love. She Was 17 Years Old

Image source: Laynie Hails

#28 Jamie Foxx, 18 Years Old

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