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30 Historical Images Illuminating Rarely-Seen Moments From The Past, As Shared By This Facebook Page

Have you ever wondered what people wore in the past or what activities they engaged themselves in? Well, they certainly didn’t wear ripped jeans or didn’t click selfies with tiny gadgets called ‘mobile phones’.

Luckily, cameras existed after the 1800s and many photographers managed to capture some casual and some important events that can now be documented as historical images. The Facebook group Old Photographs finds those photos and shares them to satiate the curiosity of history lovers. Check out some of their best posts in the gallery below.

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“It’s that easy. Mutual respect.”

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“Just one of the guys. (WWII)”

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“Betty White in her Los Angeles home with her dog, 1952.”

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“He aims to please. (1954)”

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“Some of our favorite old photographs are merely everyday people in everyday life.”

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“A family portrait. Gainesville, Florida – 1900.

Source: State Library and Archives of Florida”

#9

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“Every group has a lead singer.”

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” -Anne Frank

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“This simple moment is brought to you by 1930.”

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“There is modern beauty in this photograph of Lota Cheek taken 99 years ago.”

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“Dressed to impress. (1908)”

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“And then there was the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.”

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“Animals bring a type of joy not found in other ways.”

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“Formal portraits rarely featured smiles, but they can be found in photographs of daily life during this period. (1912, South Carolina.)”

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“Boys will be boys. (Undated)”

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“Timeless photography looks as beautiful now as it did when it was taken.”

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“Is it possible the architects had this in mind when they designed Grand Central Station? (1934)”

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“When do we gain the inhibitions not present in our youth?”

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“A boy makes a friend at the London Zoo, 1958.”

#24

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“Who loved jumping off? (Even though mom told you not to.)”

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“A routine repair.”

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“This 1931 photograph captures the spirit of the season as Santa delivers presents to the children of an adoption home in London.”

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“A girl, a dog, a mule. From the 1921 silent film “Through the Back Door” staring Mary Pickford.”

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“104 years ago this fountain in Detroit, Michigan was left running allowing it to build layer upon layer in to this 30 foot icy spectacle.”

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“A woman on a mission with her baguette and six bottles of wine.

(Paris 1945 – by Branson Decou)”

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