The relatively recent past holds so many interesting things that we’ve never heard of and even struggle to imagine. While some of these things seem strange and absurd to us, they were absolutely normal and quite common during that time. As we look through these pictures, we can only guess what’s going to make our own descendants smile one day.
Beauty contest in Cliftonville, 1936
Customers have their legs painted at a store in London, so they can save their coupons which would otherwise be used for stockings, 1941
Toothache remedy with cocaine, 1885
Julie Desmond, a 24-year-old model, climbs out of the back of a Russian Moskvich 427 car, at a car trade show, 1971
A mobile church based on Ford T with a priest-driver, USA, 1922
A woman in a giant frying pan with bacon tied to her feet before 7,200 eggs are added to a record-breaking omelet, USA, 1931
Before the era of online games and computers, children’s entertainment in Great Britain, 1973
The automaton Euphonia that can imitate human speech, 1860s
Kids and cigarettes in ads from the 1960s. What could be better?
A child’s car seat from the 1940s
“The Ghost Team”
Argentina’s football team was scheduled to play against Bolivia on September 23, 1973. The team was divided into 2 groups. One group traveled to Tilcara at 2,500 m above sea level to get used to the conditions. But the Argentina FA “forgot” about the team and the team never received the first payment for funds for supplies, the hotel, and food. No one could acquire information about the squad during their stay in Tilcara. That’s why they were called “The Ghost Team.”