23 Eye-Popping Historical Photos That Can Shake Up Your World

We get acquainted with the past through black-and-white photos that often turn out to be more distinctive than we were expecting. Beds inside closets, parades of computers, playing ball on cars, and special masks for fighting depression — it turns out that our ancestors were well aware of what real fun was.

Bright Side is going to share a set of photos that might make you want to travel back in time.

1. Diving suit weighing 440 lbs, 1911

2. The attitude toward safety on planes was a little different in the 1960s.

3. A California teacher demonstrates the physics of surfing during his lecture, late 70s/early 80s

4. On the set of the horror movie Creature From The Black Lagoon, 1954

5. Honorable ladies on a roller coaster

6. Long before the appearance of Photoshop, Angus McBean was making these postcards.

7. A historical prototype of a popular meme today

8. People’s reluctance to participate in casual social conversations manifested long before the invention of smartphones.

9. Trolley bus driver, 1975

10. Apart from social events and movie sets, Marilyn Monroe could also be seen in the kitchen.

11. A bed placed inside a special closet was popular in France at the end of the 19th century. This construction allowed them to maintain warmth in cold climate conditions.

12. Computers on parade, Eastern Germany, 1987

13. The residents of California knew what real fun was all about, 1980

14. A toothbrush imitating real teeth, 1941

15. A commercial for washing powder, the 1950s

16. Monocycle, Los-Angeles, 1938

17. These men are playing pushball while driving special cars, Canada, 1925

18. Prohibition Times: a woman is demonstrating a cane that hides a flask inside for alcoholic drinks, Chicago, 1922

19. A woman wearing a special mask for fighting depression, Budapest, 1937

20. Athletic clothes weren’t always as comfortable as they are now. Here’s how women at the beginning of the 20th century dressed while playing sports.

21. One of the first limos, France, 1910

22. An experimental device created for treating ADD, 1925

23. A policeman judges an ankle competition in Hounslow, London, 1930

Which of these images made you want to go back to the past? We would be glad to hear from you in the comments!

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