20 Vintage Photos Show How Things Used To Be

Teenagers listening to records, 1944

Children receive free loaves of Thomas’ Vegetated Whole Wheat Bread, Los Angeles, 1928

A bar Nevada County, CA. Mid-1940s

Elementary school class taking an imaginary trip to the moon, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1966

Two boys, a man, and a dog on a fishing trip, 1900-20. Photographer Charles Elliott Gill.


A woman at an Automat. New York City, 1953

Sorority sisters at the University of Iowa in the mid-1940s

Pneumatic tubes connecting 23 US Post Offices in NYC across 27 miles. Used until 1957

Woman sleeping in a train wagon, 1895

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1906

The staff of El Progreso newspaper, Texas, in the early 1900s

Mary Cumming, 21, secretary in the office of designer Raymond Loewy, New York, 1956

Two women paying their cab fare, London, late 1920s


Teller in the First National Bank of Austin approximately 1910

Record listening booths, HMV store London 1954

Ladies at the Sci-Fi Convention, Cleveland, OH, 1966

New Years party in Nebraska. 1930’s or 40’s

A mother and her three children in their tenements kitchen, Lower East Side NYC, 1915

A sharecropper mother teaching children numbers and alphabet in home. Transylvania, Louisiana, January 1939

1898 dorm room, University of Wisconsin

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