I love old photos. They give us a glimpse into the past and let us see how much the world has changed over the years. I spend a lot of free time doing family history research, so some of my favorite old photographs are of families. I love knowing that someone was able to capture that little piece of their past.
In honor of the beauty and history behind these old photos, I’ve put together this photostream of vintage and historic photos for your enjoyment. Most are black and white photos, with one example being colorized (before the color photography we’ve become accustomed to today).
We’ll look at old photos of people capturing special moments and everyday life. We’ll see architecture like it was seen in its early days (with some of these old buildings surviving today). And we’ll look at some photos of popular transportation of its day — from trains to old automobiles.
Buildings / Architecture
Do you have old family photos lying around? Do you have a favorite? If so, what was that photo of and why is it so special to you? Share your stories (or links to your favorite old photos) in the comments below.