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Fascinating Historic Pics That Show What Life Used to Be Like in the Past (55 pics)

Posted in Lifestyle » Retro   2 Feb 2016   / 8060 views

Texas Track Club of Abilene, 1964

Disneyland Employee Cafeteria, 1961

Teenagers at a party in 1947 in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Street gang from 1916

Tri-Delta sorority sisters, University of Texas, 1944

Grade school dance 1950s

Guests on the “Snow White and her Adventures” ride on the opening day of Disneyland (1955).

Reception desk at General Motors Technical Center, 1956

A young couple spending an evening in Las Vegas (1957)

Beach Date At Balboa Beach in 1947

United Airlines stewardess 1970

Saturday afternoon matinee…double feature and cartoons for .25

Recording an episode of “Gang Busters”, true crime radio show, New York, 1930’s

Economy class flying in 1970

Getting cooled air piped into the car while enjoying a meal at a drive-in restaurant. Houston, Texas. 1957

The New York Times Writers, 1942

Bowling Alley Pinsetters

Customers at a London music store listen to the latest record releases in soundproof listening booths, 1955

A new suburban housing development opens, Bellflower California, 1953

Tattoo parlor in the 1920’s

Drive-in theater in Iaeger, West Virginia, 1956

1924 Ringling Brothers and Barnun & Bailey “Circus of Freaks”

A movie theater, 1921

The seduction of the guard, Stockholm, Sweden, 1970.

Carrie Fisher with a 12-year-old Warwick Davis on the set of Return of the Jedi, 1982.


Cher, 1973.

Little Eskimo and her husky, 1949.

A mother in the 70's wrangling her daughters.

1890's : A victorian era woman getting photographed for the first time. Can only imagine how striking her eyes were in person.


Three Stooges in and out of character 1930's.

Tobey Maguire and Leonardo DiCaprio bowling, 1989.

Marching band practice, 1985.

Hawaii, late 1970's.

A 16 year old Sid Vicious going to a David Bowie concert at Earls Court, 1973.

There were two types of boys in 1930s London.

Beautiful Okinawan woman shortly before she came to the United States, early 1960's.

Bowie in Nashville, around '79. Taken by someone who snuck in disposable camera.

Eazy-E Skateboarding in Venice Beach, 1989.

Kids in the 90's playing PC games.

The 3 thumbs up in the 1920s.

Vintage photo of African American family with their dog, 1910.

1980. About to drop a hip hop album.

Paul Mccartney and David Gilmour sharing a joint at a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert in the '70s.

An infant with their mother & father at a bar because that's how parents rolled in the early '80s.

Sneaking a Pop Tart in the late 80's,

Alan Rickman. 1970s. R.I.P.

EnVogue 1988 and 26 years later.

Bernie Sanders, 1971.

Oskar Schindler being greeted by 300 holocaust survivors in Jerusalem, on May 1, 1962

OJ Simpson tells the jury that the gloves used to murder Nicole Brown “don’t fit” – June 15, 1995

Circus Dwarf, Palisades, New Jersey, 1958

Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane, 1965

Jacqueline Kennedy backstage watching her husband during the first televised debate against Richard Nixon – 1960

US Paratroopers over Normandy on D-Day preparing to jump 1944

Marilyn Monroe entertaining troops on stage in Korea (1954). Taking a detour from her honeymoon with Joe DiMaggio, she performed ten shows in four days and later recalled that the trip “was the best thing that ever happened to me. I never felt like a star before in my heart.”

Comments (2):

birdman 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#35.... There still are, but with more indiscreet attire between the mega rich and the rest of the masses.
klunkr 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#8 - that is pretty bad ass!

#17 - those sure have come along way.