Some things never change. And these incredible photos of children from around the world, taken in the 1920s to 1970s, are all the proof we need. Turns out, kids back then were just as adorable, just as adventurous and just as cheeky as our kids today. Travel back in time with us via this stunning collection of children photography from the past.
Do you agree that there is something uncannily familiar about these photos?
Even back then, water was one of the purest and most joyous things on earth.
Girl enjoying water, 1949
And there was nothing quite like performing to a crowd.
Girl dancing in front of her teddy bear, Paris, 1961
Dogs have always been a (little) man’s best friend.
Best friends, date unknown
And a little lady’s too for that matter.
Girl kissing a puppy, 1950
Clothes were (and still are) overrated. There is nothing quite as liberating as letting it all hang out. Let it go kid, let it go.
The Little Marilyn, Paris, 1975
The world was their playground and remains so today.
Two girls swing on a lamppost, Manchester, 1965
And ‘danger’ is still nothing but a six letter word.
Umbrella leap, 1963
After all, rules have always been made to be broken.
Russian children playing on abandoned German artillery after the Battle of Stalingrad, date unknown
Even back then, reading was the foundation of success.
Girl reading Ebony magazine, Chicago, 1947
And learning to drive was a milestone every child couldn’t wait to reach.
Girl in New York, 1947
Like today, saying goodbye to Dad was tough. Whether marching to war or to the airport for a shift at the mines, the sadness is the same
Wait for me Daddy, New Westminster, Canada, 1940s
Even back then, technology kept us closer than we ever thought possible.
Girl in Japan, 1958
And music was the key to happiness.
Young musician, 1920s
But nothing in the world compared to the love for a first true friend.
The real Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, 1927
Except perhaps a pet.
Happy French girl and her pet, 1959
We can learn a lot from old photos. Do you think childhood has changed that much over the past 100 years? Check out these beautiful vintage photos of motherhood for even more inspiring images from the past.
(via Bored Panda)