18 Pics Of How Much Or Little Life Has Changed Since

Pictures have the ability to capture a moment in time that can be revered many years later. Whether moving or still, they hold our attention better than probably any other medium of art. In this digital age, almost anyone can become a photographer. Yet old photos hold a one-of-a-kind aura – a unique imprint of that time, if you will.

Here are 20th Century photos shared on RocaHistory Instagram page.

1. Marlene Dietrich Is Detained At A Train Station In Paris In 1933 For Violating The Ban On Women Wearing Trousers

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2. A Little Boy Hugging His Best Friend During Lunchtime At Raphael Weill Public School In San Francisco, California In 1942

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3. Italian Summer, 1980s

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4. This Is 18-Year-Old Alice Roosevelt And Her Long-Haired Chihuahua Named Leo In 1902

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5. A Knocker-Upper Was Someone Whose Sole Purpose Was To Wake People Up During A Time When Alarm Clocks Were Expensive And Not Very Reliable

In this photo, Mary Smith earned six pence a week using a pea shooter to shoot dried peas at the windows of sleeping workers in East London, 1930s. She would not leave a window until she was sure that the workers had woken up

6. A Young Man Demonstrating Against Low Pay For Teachers, 1930s

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7. Not Everyone Likes Bikini, Miami Beach, 1980s

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8.  In May 1987, An Estimated 800,000 People Gathered For The 50th Anniversary Of The Golden Gate Bridge. Event Organizers Had Expected A Crowd Of 80,000

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9. Woman And A Tornado, 1989

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10.  Three Young Women Eat Spaghetti On Inflatable Mattresses At Island Of Capri, 1939

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11. Summer Tourists In Greece, 1983

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12. Miss World 1994, Aishwarya Rai Alongside Her Mother Having Lunch With Her Miss World Crown On

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13.  Office Life Before The Invention Of Autocad And Other Drafting Softwares

Prior to the release of AutoCAD in 1982, engineering drawings were all done by hand using different grade pencils, erasers, T-squares and set squares.
Even after all the manual labor, if a change was required, the engineers and toolmakers had to start from scratch and make the sketches all over again. Nowadays, architecture designers and other drafters are mainly just clicking their mouse and keyboard and not hunched over on a giant desk wondering if any changes will be made to their final drafts.

14. Ducklings Being Used As Part Of Medical Therapy In 1956

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15. A Young Peter Dinklage With Grown-Out Hair, 1980s

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16. A Mother And Her Son On Their Way To A Pride Walk, 1985

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17.  Everyone You Meet Always Asks If You Have A Career, Are Married Or Own A House; As If Life Was Some Kind Of Grocery List. But Nobody Ever Asks If You Are Happy. – Heath Ledger

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18. A Couple At Woodstock (48 Hours After They Met) And The Same Couple 50 Years Later

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