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100 Incredible Vintage Photos

Updated May 12, 2020 50.4k votes 4.2k voters 1.3m views100 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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    Staying Cool During The NYC Summer, 1943

    Photo: u/act1989 / Reddit
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    Women Lumber Mill Workers, C. 1918

    Photo: Clark Kinsey / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
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    Little Italy In New York, 1900

    Photo: u/TheBiggestSloth / Reddit
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    Office Life, 1920s

    Photo: u/700Tnecniv / Reddit
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