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35 Vintage Pictures That Prove Your Parents Are Cooler Than You

Looking at your parents’ old photos can raise all sorts of feelings– you might have stumbled across some interesting images, to say the least. But some of these photos can almost guarantee your parents had a decent sense of style, charisma or some side of them you’ve never seen before. Even if you don’t think your parents looked as cool in their youth as these photos, then they probably didn’t care much how they looked, which, in turn, makes then cool already.

Rebel Couple

Cars In The 70s

The women in the photograph became known around the internet as “Camero Mom”. Her son posted the photo of his mom posing on a 1975 Camero and it went viral, accumulating over 5 million views on Imgur. This kid knew his mom looked cool in the 70s and thought that everybody should see this photo that does well to epitomize the 1970s.

Neon Lives On

60s Heartthrob

This photo may look like a professional model from today, but this photograph was actually taken in the late 1960s. The son of the photo’s subject uploaded the photo online and people were going crazy for this 60s heartthrob.

Florida Beach Teens

Venice Beach Kids

This photo was taken on Venice Beach in the 1970s. The two boys pictured above are named Kevin and Robbie, and they both portray the care-free lifestyle of Venice back in the day. 


High-waisted Jeans

Remember high-waisted jeans? They were everywhere in the 1970s! Believe it or not, this style is making a small comeback in today’s fashion world. Who knows, maybe her style will be what everybody is wearing in a few more years. We just have to give it a little more time.

Tube Socks, Too

Wedding Joint

If this isn’t the most 70s wedding photo, then we don’t know what is. Whether it’s the wedding dresses, long hair or the joints… we can’t tell.


Crop Tops

More Florida beach photos from the 80s! These girls are out enjoying the laid-back beach life, looking as 80s as it gets.

Music Festival

They Have Class

Roger Moore and Catherine Bach pose for this classy photo in 1977. Roger Moore is best known for his portrayal of James Bond in the 1970s and 1980s. He is the longest-serving James Bond character to date. Moore starred in Live and Let Die (1973), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983) and A View to a Kill (1985).


Robert Herman captures candid photos of people who reside in the city from 1978 on. Pictured here is a young punk couple during the height of the punk movement.  

Hair Three Scoops High

Is it just me or does everyone in the 80s look like they’re in the middle of filming a John Hughes movie?

Camera Guy


Taken in 1965, this photo features a guy in a suit and sunglasses riding a skateboard through Central Park. This is the level of cool hipsters today could probably never surpass.

Church Goers

This photo was snapped on the South Side of Chicago in 1941, it’s safe to say these guys were probably the best dressed at church that day.  

Risqué Business

Taken in the 1950s, these plunging necklines probably broke a few guys’ necks.

Snazzy Threads

Brooklyn born photographer, Jamel Shabaz, documents the rise of hip-hop culture in his hometown during the 80s.

Ice Cat

This photo was taken in 1937 of a man ice skating in a full suit! He’s definitely the coolest cat on the ice.

What Happens In Paris…

Can you believe this wasn’t staged? Taken in 1951, this cool couple were captured dancing Be-Bop at the Vieux Colombier Theater in Paris.

Singing In The Rain

Have you ever seen anybody look this stylish while it’s pouring rain? We think not!

Life Guard

Taken in Brighton Beach, New York from 1901-1906. Imagine if life guards STILL had to wear outfits like this?

Animal Lover

Taken in 1956, this photo shows animals being used as part of medical therapy.  

Bathing Suit Broad

Taken in 1907, Annette Kellerman promotes women’s right to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit. She was soon after arrested for indecency.  

Disney Land

This photo captures the fun and fancy-free life of an employee cafeteria in Disney Land in 1961!

Spray Tan

Space Chimp

This very happy Chimp is smiling after a very successful mission to space in 1961!

Hitchin’ A Ride

Roller Skates

Along with the tube socks and the high-waisted shorts, bell bottoms and rollerskates behind a pinball machine epitomizes the 70s so well.

Beach Bums

The Power Of Cigarettes On The Youth

In 1989, Sally Mann captured this photo of a young girl looking like she’s smoking a cigarette, but she is actually pretending to smoke a candy cigarette. Candy cigarettes were popular in the 20th century because they allowed children to pretend to be like their elders. These candies were often made out of bubblegum or chocolate, which became really popular with kids. The candies became a controversial topic since then, and they have been banned in many countries around the world.


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