How come vintage photos reposted online always show historical figures or events? What about ordinary folks and their everyday lives? In our opinion, daily life deserves just as much recording as famous faces and memorable dates, as they’re infinitely more relatable. Such old photos give us a glimpse into the possible lives of our distant family and acquaintances.
These vintage photos depict ordinary people and situations, and they’re just plain fascinating!
Two rich Egyptian women shopping for dresses at a French tailor shop in Cairo in the 1890s
Passersby in New York City, 1900
A newlywed couple in front of their car with a Just Married sign in New Hampshire, 1958
A playground in New York City in the early 20th century
Kmart Employees in North Carolina following the Moon Landing on July 16, 1969
A group of kids posing in a classroom in the 1900s
An ordinary diner in Alpine, Texas, in 1939
A girl and her cat in San Antonio, Texas, 1939
American teenagers listening to records in 1957
A family visit to Disneyland in 1968
A group photo in front of a Boeing 747 at an International Gathering of Stewardesses in the 1970s
The Arnao family children near their home at Hitchen’s farm near Seaford, Delaware (1910)
Los Angeles International Airport in the 1970s