21 Historical Photos That Prove The World Has Changed Dramatically

School dance in the 1950s

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Just imagine how fast our world is changing! Even 50 years ago life was very different. Online banking and portable computers didn’t exist, and fashion didn’t change that fast. Maybe that’s why nowadays it is so interesting to see vintage photos. They always seem to put that nostalgic, cute smile on our faces.

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Getting a facial from an ice machine, the 1950s


Parade of athletes, 1938

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Nonresident alien border ID, 1943

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Futuristic car design by Bob Riley


Vladimir Zworykin demonstrates the electronic television in 1929

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A stewardess takes a cheetah for a walk at the Amsterdam airport in 1961

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Atlas space station in 1958


NASA scientists pose with their board of calculations

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United Air Lines in 1930


Apple’s first product, invented by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

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Contestants in the 1930 Miss Lovely Eyes beauty pageant in Florida are wearing masks to obscure the rest of their faces

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Wives and members of the Philadelphia Elks are at a gym exercise class in 1930

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Getting a pilot’s license in the 1940s

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Children sleep in the open air after lunch at a maternity hospital in Moscow in 1958

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First selfie, 1900

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An audience wearing special glasses watches a 3D “stereoscopic film” at the Telekinema on the South Bank in London during the Festival of Britain in 1951

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Permanent Wave Machine, 1935


Futuristic technologies from the past


Atomic nuclear crater after nuclear testing

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Dancing classes in the Soviet Union


Bonus: Berlin in 1945 and today

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