The easiest way for us to get a glimpse into the good old days is to open up our family’s photo album. But what if we go through the images and instead of calming down our curiosity, they only fuel it? Easy. We open up the subreddit r/TheWayWeWere next.

It’s a place where folks share pictures from 50, 100, and even more years ago to show what everyday life looked like in the past. Featuring old photos, scanned documents, articles, and personal anecdotes, this subreddit has become one of the biggest vintage archives online.

Continue scrolling and check out why 528K people subscribe to r/TheWayWeWere.

#1 Gay Men Pose For A Photo While Being Detained At A Police Station For Being Homosexuals In Mexico, 1935

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#2 “Our Michael”, 1938

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#3 Protesting The High School Dress Code That Banned Slacks For Girls, Brooklyn C.1940

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#4 Grandma And Papa In 1937. She Passed Away Today At 100 Years Old

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#5 My Parents’ Wedding Photo, Okinawa, 1964

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#6 My Mother Made Us Matching Dresses For A Fancy Party Back In 1954

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#7 Dad Showing Off His Skill To The Surprise Of His Little Daughter In Melbourne, Australia, Ca. 1940s

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#8 Me Ready For Friday Night Lights, 1969

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#9 Listening To The Radio On The Beach, Circa 1940s

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#10 Caught On The Firescape, 1946

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#11 The 70s Transition: My Parents In 1968 And Again In 1970

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#12 Dublin, 1962

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#13 Two Pals (1920)

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#14 My Great-Grandfather That Was Too Poor To Afford A Suit In Sicily, So He Had To Pose In Front Of A Cardboard Cut-Out, 1930s~

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#15 My Great Grandmother In The Early 1900’s. Thought She Looked Too Awesome Not To Share

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#16 My Ridiculously Attractive Grandparents Sitting For A Portrait In The Early 1940s

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#17 Last Picture Of My Great Uncle Kennith, Before He Drowned In The Buffalo River, 1940’s. He Gave His Life Saving My Grandpa

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#18 Young Oyster Shuckers, Port Royal, South Carolina, 1909

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#19 Me And My Best Friend Rocky Watching TV, 1959

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#20 The Rolled-Stockings Trend Of The 1920’s Brought On A Fad Of Hand-Painted Knees

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#21 This Is My Grandma Dorothy. She Was A Dress Designer In The 50s Which Always Made This Photo More Funny To Me. She Passed Away Today At Age 89. A Life Well Lived

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#22 My Grandmother And Mom Circa 1974. My Grandmother Took My Mother To National Parks Over The Course Of A Few Months, Just The Two Of Them

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#23 Cats Blackie & Brownie Catching Squirts Of Milk During Milking At Arch Badertscher’s Dairy Farm In Fresno, California, 1954

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#24 My Grandfather, Great-Grandfather, Great-Great-Grandfather, And Great-Great-Great Grandmother, Ca 1918

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#25 My Dad About To Run Away And Find His Suzy Bishop. Oregon Circa 1970

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#26 My American Grandmother Visiting Athens In The 1960s

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#27 Crossing America In A 1964 Stationwagon

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#28 The Way We Were … And Are Again

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#29 My Grandpa’s Schoolhouse In Texas Ca. 1930’s. He Was Always Embarrassed Of This Picture Because He Was Too Poor To Afford Shoes

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#30 A Sailor “Meets” His Baby For The First Time After Fourteen Months At Sea, 1940s

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#31 This Dutch Couple And Their Baby, Ellis Island, Approx. 1907

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#32 This 1955 Photo Is One Of Walter Chandoha’s Most Famous Shots. “My Daughter Paula And The Kitten Both ‘Smiled’ For The Camera At The Same Time. …but The Cat’s Not Smiling, He’s Meowing”

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#33 Saw This Photo Posted Here.. Noticed I Have The Photo The Grandmother Took That Day. (Bought At An Antique Shop Years Ago In Phx)

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#34 Women Trainees Of The Lapd Practice Firing Their Newly Issued Revolvers, 1948

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#35 Times Square, 1957

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#36 My Grandma And Parents Taught Me To Save Newspapers From Major Us Events As A Reminder Of Our Collective Human Experiences. I Have 9/11, Bin Laden’s Death, Obama Winning The Election. For The Holidays, I Was Gifted The Whole Family Collection. I Have Goosebumps. Here Are A Few Of The Oldest

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#37 This Is Hazel, My Grandmother-In-Law. 1916

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#38 My Great-Great-Grandmother Sometime In The 1890s

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#39 This (Shockingly High-Res & Colorized) Photo Was Taken Over 100 Years Ago, And Shows A Crew Of Men Unloading A Banana Boat In New York. I Almost Feel Like I’m There

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#40 Mom And Me On My ’71 Cb750, On A Summer Afternoon, So Long Ago . . . (1972)

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#41 The Essence Of Family Cookouts In The 1970s

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#42 Offerings To The Unknown Dead, Kyoto, Japan, 1963

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#43 My Mom On Her Wedding Day November 1951

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#44 Woman Stands On A Farmer’s Shoulders To Emphasizes The Height Of Their Corn Crop, Minnesota, 1916

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#45 A Mostly Happy Family Outing At Chicken Bone Beach, The Segregated Section Of Atlantic City’s Beach Area, New Jersey, 1950s (Photographed By John W. Mosley)

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#46 Looking For A Sugar Daddy In The 1950s

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#47 Gym Aboard The Titanic, 1912

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#48 Sign Outside A Park In Memphis, Tn, 1952

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#49 Vintage Photo From A Family Album, Freeport, Il

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#50 A Parisian Woman With Her Cat In Her Cannabis Garden, 1910

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#51 Mary Wallace: First Female Bus Driver For Chicago Transit Authority (1974)

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#52 Children Car Seats In The 1940s

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#53 This Is My Grandmother Who Passed Away Today At Age 89. (Circa 1948)

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#54 1976 vs. 2018; 42 Years And We’re Still Going Strong

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#55 The Wedding Rings Of My Ggm, Gggm, Ggggm, And Gggggm Oldest Dating Back To 1832!

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#56 My Dad Would Have Been 71 This Month, We Lost Him Last Year To Cancer. This Is Him At A Rugby Match In The 1970’s

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#57 My Grandma’s Hospital Bill After Giving Birth To My Dad In 1955

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#58 My Dad/The Difference Btwn The 60s & 70s

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#59 Unemployed Lumber Worker Goes With His Wife To The Bean Harvest. Note Social Security Number Tattooed On His Arm. Oregon, August 1939

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#60 My Sis And I, 1962-Ish… On The Back It Says “Doing The Twist”

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#61 My Dad’s Total Cost For A Semester Of College Back In 1970. Would Be $250 Today!

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#62 High School Students, 1981. (School Unknown)

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#63 Police Officer Unaware Of The Imminent Danger, Chicago, 1959

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#64 1945: The Day Daddy Came Home. Gunner Hector Murdoch Had Been Gone Over Four Years, Most Of It As A Prisoner Of War In Singapore. His Wife Rosina And Son John Hadn’t Known If He Was Dead Or Alive. He Got Home On His Birthday

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#65 A Bread Delivery Man With Bags Filled With Baguettes On A Snowy Street In Quebec In 1977

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#66 In 1978, When You Got A Color TV You Posed By It

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#67 Ladies At A Lesbian Club In Chelsea, 1953

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#68 After Spending More Than Five Years In A North Vietnamese Camp, Lt. Col. Robert L. Stirm Is Reunited With His Family At Travis Afb, March 13, 1973

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#69 Letter From My Grandfather To My Nan, Asking Her Out In 1941. Strange To Think That Without This Letter My Dad, Uncles, Aunt, Siblings, Cousin’s, Nephew And I Might Not Have Existed

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#70 Ashtrays And Coin-Operated Televisions In The Los Angeles Greyhound Bus Terminal, 1969

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#71 British Schoolboys Holding Discarded Syringes, 1970s

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#72 Soviet Children In Sleeping Bags On The Way To Their Dorm Room, 1930

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#73 My Grandma’s House, Sometime In The 70s Matched Up To The House As It Is Today

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#74 A 10-Year-Old Girl Plays In A Snow Drift As Her Cat Maintains Its Comfortable Perch Atop Her Head, 1952

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#75 My American Grandmother Visiting Paris In The 1960s

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#76 My Grandparents Looking Like Movie Stars On Their Wedding Day. Montgomery, Alabama. 1946

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#77 A Rare Negative Reveals Times Square NYC In Color, Circa 1948

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#78 A Mother With Her Children, 1,800 Years Ago. Alexandria, Roman Egypt

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#79 A Very Large Organ Pipe Cactus In Baja California, 1895

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#80 My Mom Would Have Been 82 Years Old Today. Happy Birthday Mom

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#81 Socal Surf Culture. 1964

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#82 Teenage Meet-Up On Main Street, Caldwell Idaho, June-July 1941. My Colorisation Of B&w By Russell Lee

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#83 I Clip Articles That Interest Me. This One From 1981 Seemed So Crazy It Was Worth Saving

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#84 In 1959, Volvo Invented The 3-Point Seat Belt, Then Gave A Free License To All Other Car Manufacturers To Use It

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#85 New Car Shopping, 1950s

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#86 Sisters In Skirts, 1950s

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#87 Life Magazine, 1915

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#88 A Native American Girl Of The Kiowa Tribe, Oklahoma, 1894

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#89 A Geisha After Washing Her Hair And Before Styling It, C. 1905

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#90 Sassy Little Boy Tweaking Fathers Nose. C1910

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#91 Getting Cooled Air Piped Into The Car While Enjoying A Meal At A Drive-In Restaurant. Houston, Texas, 1957

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#92 My Great Grandmother With One Of Her Paintings [philadelphia, 1940s]

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#93 Little Girl Living A Hard Life In The The 1930s

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#94 Class Divide In Britain, 1930’s

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#95 My Great Grandfather And Great Grandmother And Their Respective Squads In The Summer Of ‘36

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#96 Midsummer Celebration At Skansen, Stockholm In The 1970s. Glad Midsommar!

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#97 My Great Grandparents On Their Honeymoon (1936)

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#98 1974 – Hippie Son Home For Dinner

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#99 Staff At A Burger Chef Circa 1975

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#100 Irish Familly Having A Meal Of Potatoes And Milk 1917

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#101 6 June 1944, Times Square NYC. People Reading News Of The D-Day Landings On The Times Building Electronic Billboard. My Colorisation Of B&w By Howard Hollem

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#102 London’s First Black Police Officer, PC Norwell Roberts, On Point Duty Near Charing Cross Station, 1968

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#103 Traditional Group Dances Alternated With Rock ’n’ Roll During An Evening Dance For Young Jews, Amsterdam, 1950s

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#104 The Corner Store, 1960

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#105 Big Hair Of The 1960s

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#106 My 98 Year-Old Grandmother Passed Away Last Week. Here She Is In Chicago Around 1940 Living It Up!

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#107 My Grandpa With His First Child, 1957. He Passed Away Yesterday, April 26, Aged 91

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#108 Fatherhood, 1970s

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#109 My Grandfather Passed On Friday. Here He Is With My Grandma On Their Wedding Day, 1948

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#110 A Busy (To Say The Least) Kmart Store- Circa 1970s

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#111 My Grandpa (Left) And His Best Friend Willie Hall During The Korean War. Those Smiles Say It All

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#112 French Village, 1950’s

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#113 Reddit Seems To Love My Taita (Grandma), So Here Is Another One Of Her From 1950’s Beirut

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#114 My Darling Mum Standing Outside The New Family Home In The 1960s

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#115 Teenagers Dancing And Socializing At A Party, 1947

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#116 An Old Foster Mom Sent Me A Picture Taken Shortly After I Was Born In 1979. My Mother Refused To Hold Me So The Doctor Who Delivered Me Stepped In

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#117 A Man Standing In The Lumberyard Of Seattle Cedar Lumber Manufacturing. 1939

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