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30 Vintage Photos Reveal A Different Side To The Past

Historical Photos | June 6, 2018

Written by Torya Primrose

Photographs of the past give us a glimpse into the everyday lives of our ancestors. The human experience, for them, was vastly different than ours, yet they were convinced they were living in a marvelously modern era. The photos in this collection are a window into yesteryear and help us to understand the complexity of life in days-gone-by. 

A beautiful garden portrait with several cannabis plants seen growing in the background, Paris, 1910

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This lovely young Parisian woman is enjoying a serene moment in her lush garden in 1910 France. Her companions are her fluffy faithful feline and her caged bird. Keeping songbirds as pets is a hobby as old as the ancient Sumerians, but small home aviaries became a status symbol in the 1800s and early 1900s. Likely, this young lady enjoyed the company of her birds as a way to connect with nature. Interestingly, her garden contains several cannabis plants. It could be that the unique leaves and vibrant foliage was sought after as a garden plant. Or it could be that the young woman or her family were utilizing the medicinal properties of the cannabis plant to treat any one of a number of ailments.

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Torya Primrose

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Torya spends her free time listening to music, reading great romance novels, and exploring Southern California. She loves hiking, beaches, and cold Canadian winter days.