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Did People Age Faster in the Past?

 There are few activities more fascinating and pleasant than raking through an old family photo album. Immediately after opening the album, you can literally smell history - the familiar and comforting aroma of old books. As you go through the album page by page, you may observe what your parents and grandparents looked like when they were kids, how fashion had changed throughout the decades, and how different life is today.
But there is another thing that caught the eye of many people who have looked through their own old photo albums recently. They have noticed that many of their relatives seem to look much older than people of the same age today and shared their observations along with the photos themselves online. Did people really grow up faster in the past? These 15 photos definitely seem to suggest that...
 

1. "My grandmother on her Confirmation day in 1941. She is 14 years old in this picture"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 14 year old
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2. "1940 my grandad (17 years old in photo) at the Dublin Races with his mother, my great grandmother"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 17 year old
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3. "My paternal grandfather aged 16 colorized"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 16 years old
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4. "My grandmother at 16 years old in 1917"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 16 years old
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5. "She was about 17 when this photo was taken. She was born in May of 1918. On the right is her daughter, my mother, Mary. She was 19 and it was the day she married my dad"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 19 years old
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6. 'My grandmother, age 16 (Mexico)"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 16 years old
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7. "My grandma. You may not believe but she was 13 in this photo"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 13 years old
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8. "This was my grandad. He was Australia’s youngest radio announcer at 16 back in 1934"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 16 years old
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9."My mother at 16 in 1949"

10. "My 14-year-old grandfather riding his new bike in 1949 Dayton, Ohio"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 14 years old
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11. "My 16-year-old grandmother, 1922"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 16 years old
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12. "My Ukrainian grandmother in 1927 at 16 years old"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 16 years old
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13. "My mum and dad's wedding here in the UK. Mum was 20, dad 21"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 20 and 21
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14. "My grandma at 16. She is turning 80 this year"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 16 years old
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15. "My grandfather’s WW2 photograph, he was 18 years old. Still alive and sharp as a tack at 96"

vintage photos of people aging faster in the past 18 years old
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