It’s strange to look back on trends from the recent past and discover how quickly things can change.
Things that were viewed as completely normal and now looks completely absurd. One that comes to mind from my own life is smoking on airplanes. Hard to imagine that happening today.
Here are 20 examples of what I’m talking about.
1. Suntan vending machine, 1949
2. Water massager for breasts, 1930
3. A popular method of hair straightening in the 1960s
4. Toothache remedy with cocaine, 1885
5. A mobile church based on Ford T with a priest-driver, 1922
6. A woman in a giant frying pan with bacon tied to her feet before 7,200 eggs are added to a record-breaking omelet, 1931
7. Before the era of online games and computers, children’s entertainment in Great Britain, 1973
8. The automaton Euphonia that can imitate human speech, 1860s
9. Kids and cigarettes in ads from the 1960s. What could be better?
10. A child’s car seat from the 1940s
11. Argentina’s soccer team was scheduled to play against Bolivia in 1973. The team was divided into two groups. One group traveled to Tilcara, high above sea level, to get used to the conditions. No one could acquire information about the squad during their stay in Tilcara. That’s why they were called “The Ghost Team.” Not a good look fellows…
12. Before a vaccine against diphtheria was invented
13. Workers at Walt Disney Studios building an automated caveman for the 1964 New York World’s Fair
14. Babysitting in the 19th century
15. A mental asylum in Africa
16. Beauty contest in Cliftonville, 1936
17. Customers have their legs painted at a store in London, so they can save their coupons which would otherwise be used for stockings, 1941
18. Resume, USA, 1931
19. Julie Desmond, a 24-year-old model, climbs out of the back of a Russian Moskvich 427 car, at a car trade show, 1971
20. Specially numbered gloves used to teach touch typing, 1961
h/t: Bright Side