40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

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It seems we live in a crazy world today, but believe it or not, we have always lived in a crazy world. Judging by these photographs taken in the distant (and not so distant) past, the world was even stranger, as were the people who lived in it. Let selfies and cats in pantyhose seem strange to those who will live after us, in 100-200 years, and today we will be surprised at the strangeness of those who lived before us.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

1. A police officer evaluates the ankles of participants in a beauty pageant in London. 1930

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

2. A professional rat catcher boasts of his catch. Ratcatchers descended into the sewers of Europe, and paid them for each killed rat. Actually, they do the same in India now.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

3. Girls draw arrows to make it look like they are wearing stockings. 1942 During the war, nylon for stockings was in short supply, and women had to go to all sorts of tricks to look fashionable.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

4. The same day Sweden got confused about which side of the road it should drive on. 1967

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

5. Members of the Seattle tire swim community relax in a pond. 1953

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

6. Technicians load a 5 megabyte memory "map" onto an airplane, 1956. Great, the whole picture will fit in there ...

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

7. A man tests a prototype football helmet. 1912

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

8. Just Batman on an Elephant, 1967 Scroll further.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

9. The Nazis sing outside Jewish art shops to encourage the Germans to advocate for the closure of the shops. 1933

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

10. Give me a ride? 1920s

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

11. This weapon was invented for hunting water game, but it was soon banned due to inefficiency. 1800s. I wonder what they didn't like?

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

12. Brewery England delivers barrels of beer to soldiers fighting in Normandy. June, 1944

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

13. Vietnamese orphans, whose parents died in the war, fly to Los Angeles airport. April 12, 1975

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

14. Alfred Hitchcock serves tea to the lion, starring as the logo of MGM. 1957

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

15. The simulator for "rolling fat" from the legs. 1936

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

16. Salvador Dali walks his pet anteater. 1969

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

17. Women's boxing on the roof. 1938

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

18. Women in wooden swimsuits designed to better float on the water. 1929

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

19. Portable sauna.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

20. Berlin boy sells lemonade from a portable tank. 1931

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

21. The US Border Patrol is trying to drag the criminal across the border so that he does not escape to Mexico. 1920

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

22. Top view of New York, proving that once everyone wore a hat. 1939

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

23. Japanese women covered their faces in shame in a courtroom in Tokyo.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

24. Dynasphere - a one-wheeled electric vehicle that could accelerate to 40 km / h.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

25. Soviet soldiers feed polar bears from a tank. 1950

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

26. A German soldier fires a gun while standing on a horse. 1939

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

27. A woman waits until the workers of the London atelier complete the collection of her crinoline hoops. 1860

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

28. Pedal rollers. 1910

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

29. Children play with bundles of German money. 1922 Due to inflation after the First World War, banknotes in Germany became practically worthless.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

30. The concept of a portable TV. 1967

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

31. Parisians cross flooded streets on chairs. 1924

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

32. A woman wearing a raincoat designed to protect against harmful UV rays. 1946 Before the invention of suntan, we had to defend ourselves in all sorts of ways.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

33. "Sound Seekers" during the First World War had to determine from which side enemy aircraft were approaching.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

34. A nurse irradiates children with UV light. 1927 In the past, vitamin D was supplied to children through sunburn, until this was replaced by the safer methods we use today.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

35. Belgian soldiers and their dogs, harnessed to guns, on the way to the Western Front. 1914

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

36. Participants in the Miss Beautiful Eyes contest in Florida. 1930

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

37. Creative advertisement for anti-malaria drug. "These people weren't taking atabrine." 1941

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

38. Facial treatment called “freezer”. 1966

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

39. Mickey Mouse fan club meeting. 1930s.

40 vintage photos showing how strange the world used to be

40. Actors recording an episode of the detective radio show "Gangbusters." 1934

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