Weird History

100 Incredible Vintage Photos 

Derrick Deane
Updated May 12, 2020 30.9k votes 2.9k voters 1.3M views 100 items

These powerful photos will transport you back in time! Roads? Where we're going, there probably aren't any roads. OK, so maybe there were. While time travel hasn't been invented yet, you can still journey into the past with this amazing, historic pictures that provide small glimpses into the past. No TARDIS or fancy teleportation devices are needed to visit not-too-ancient cultures or see cities come to life.  These photos span across the 19th and 20th centuries, ranging from the late 1870s to the 1980s and were taken from all around the world. The vintage shots bring the past back to life. Like a time machine built by Kodak! Ever since the invention of the very first camera, cultures everywhere have been obsessed with documenting their lives through film. And thank goodness! Because looking through these amazing vintage photos makes learning about history way more fun than reading a textbook.

Which decade was your favorite? Which one looks the most glamorous to live in? Take a look through these vintage photographs and relive history.

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On The Way To Woodstock, 1969
On The Way To Woodstock,... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list 100 Incredible Vintage Photos
Photo: Ric Manning/Wikimedia Commons/CC-BY 3.0
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Little Italy In New York, 1900
Little Italy In New York... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list 100 Incredible Vintage Photos
Photo: u/TheBiggestSloth/Reddit
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Bathing Beauties, 1944
Bathing Beauties, 1944 ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list 100 Incredible Vintage Photos
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Wedding Rings Of Holocaust Victims, 1945
Wedding Rings Of Holocau... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list 100 Incredible Vintage Photos
Photo: Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Chief Signal Officer. T4c. Roberts/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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