Thought Provoking Images That Will Make You Question History


Las Vegas in 1947.

At times modern life can feel as if it’s going so fast that there’s no time to stop and look around. Technology is moving so fast that it’s hard to see up, and things come in and out of fashion so quickly that it’s impossible to know what’s cool anymore. The vintage photos, news clippings and ads collected here illustrate that things are so different today than they were even 30 years ago.

These photos of questionable ads aimed at children, and how-to guides for women looking to meet a husband will make you stop and wonder if what you’re looking at is real. Along with the photos we’ve got some helpful details to put everything in perspective. Read on! 

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Before it was the height of glitz and glamor, Las Vegas was simply a development smack dab in the middle of the desert. Today, Vegas is one of the most fun places that a person can go to lose their shirt. There are massive buildings, amazing shows that play every day, and five star restaurants galore, but in 1947 the city was just a blip on the map.

The first Vegas resort, the El Rancho, actually opened in 1941 on a section of U.S. 91 that wasn’t actually in Las Vegas proper. Mobster Bugsy Siegel saw the opportunity to build a resorts in the area and started booking talent for shows, and even though he was snuffed out in 1947 members of the mafia picked up where he left off and that bit of road on U.S. 91 is now known as The Strip.