26 Photos From The Past That Show How Different Life Used To Be
Old photos give us a rare fascinating look of how different life used to be. And what’s even more fascinating is that the people who took these photos may have never known the significance of the images they captured and that people would be marvelling at them in the future.
Here, we collected a new set of photos from the past for you to enjoy. Take a look.
People pose next to the Statue of Liberty as it’s unpacked, 1886
A “knocker-up” waking up clients – the early 20th century version of alarm clocks.
A police officer on a Harley and an old fashioned mobile holding cell, 1921
An early example of “horsemanning”, the 1920s version of “planking”.
Two winners of a 1922 Beauty Pageant
An beach official measures bathing suits to ensure they aren’t too short, 1920s
A couple enjoying an old fashioned zipline on a weekend afternoon, 1923
This bizarre helmet supposedly helped focus by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny slit, 1925
A mildly terrifying full-faced swimming mask designed to protect women from the sun, 1920s
The LA Public Library’s bookmobile program for the sick, 1928