How Different Life Was In The Past? These 30 Photos Will Leave Your Stumped!

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We are very used to the life we lead today simply because it is the one we were born into and the only one we know, but have you ever taken a moment to reflect upon what life would be like for our parents, or indeed, their parent? These 30 images will take you back in time to get a glimpse of just that

1. The early 20th century version of alarm clocks.

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2. In 1914 “pin boys” used to set up the pins manually.

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3. A police officer on a Harley and an old fashioned mobile holding cell in 1921.

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4. Winners of a 1922 beauty pageant.

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5. Couple have fun with their turn at the zipline in 1923.

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6. In the 1920’s women used to wear this horrendous mask to shield themselves from the sun.

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7. The One Wheel Motorcycle, capable of reaching a top speed of 93 mph in 1931.

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8. Used in the 1930’s for their babies to get enough sunlight, they were called baby cages.

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9. The GPS used in the 1930’s.

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10. Model T “Elevator Garage” in Chicago in 1936.

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11. Face cones were used to protect oneself during snowstorms. It was fashionable back in the day.

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12. It was the year 1946, and this Austrian boy couldn’t be more excited to have his first pair of new shoes.

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13. Ice-cold Whisky dispensers used in public and sometimes in offices in the 50’s.

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14. Afghan women in 1950’s, at a public library.

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15. Paul McCartney taking a mirror selfie in the 50’s.

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16. The “TV Glasses” that never quite caught on in 1963.

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17. A young woman takes her pet lobster out for a walk.

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18. Babies wearing the gas mask hood system during a 1940 London bombing drill

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19. A beach official measures bathing suits to ensure they aren’t too short in the 1920’s.

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20. The LA Public Library’s bookmobile program for the sick in 1928.

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21. Microphone for the public.

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22. Walter Reed physiotherapy in the 1920’s.

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23. Lewis Sayre’s scoliosis treatment during 1850-1900.

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24. Antique birthing chair in the 1800’s.

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25. Early surgical procedure (1855-1860)

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26. Hair Dryer

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27. A device to teach toddlers to walk.

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28. Cigarette holder for two.

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29. Hangover face mask

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30. Dog Restrainer, 1940.

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