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>What was normal everyday life like for people living 50, 100, or more years ago? Featuring old photos, vintage video, scanned documents, articles, and personal anecdotes that offer a glimpse into the past. This subreddit is focused on content at least 40 years old.
Filter by decade:
Content should be 40 years or older. Please put the approximate location and year in your title.
Especially appreciated are photos that show what people did and experienced, but posed photos are fine too.
If the source of your content is not given by your link, or if you have more information that would be helpful for people who want to learn more, please include it in a comment.
You do not need to put the dimensions of the image in the title of your post, e.g. [640 x 480].
Please do not submit or upvote content about historically notable people (politicians, celebrities, etc.) and events. Please post it to another subreddit.
Reposts are allowed as long as it has not been submitted within the last 3 months AND it does not already appear in the top 50 posts this year. This allows people new to the subreddit to get a chance to see quality previously-submitted content.
>For video, see /r/TheWayWeWereOnVideo
>OldPhotos multireddit - contains 25 old photos subreddits, including many of the following:
>For photos of major historical events and historically notable people: /r/HistoryPorn
>For colorized photos (historically notable and otherwise): /r/ColorizedHistory and /r/Colorization
>For more early photography, with a focus on early camera technology: /r/earlyphotography
>For a sampling of the suave and debonair ladies and gents of yesteryear: /r/oldschoolcool, /r/retroparents and /r/OldSchoolCelebs. For the more sultry side: /r/vgb (may be nsfw)
>For the stranger side of life: /r/OldSchoolRidiculous
>For Black History: /r/BlackHistoryPhotos
>For pictures of extant buildings while they were being constructed: /r/HalfbuiltHistory
>For time-specific pictures: /r/VictorianEra, /r/1920s, /r/1950s, /r/1960s, /r/1970s
>For vintage advertising: /r/vintageads
>For newsreel videos: /r/NewsReels
>For classic and modern pinup art and photos: /r/pinup
>For our more-recent past: /r/vintage and /r/vintageads
>For past concepts of the future: /r/HowWeThoughtWeWouldBe and /r/VintageSciFi/
>For old time radio programs: /r/OTR