20+ Photos Proving That Our Grandparents Looked Like Stars Without Any Instagram Filters

3 years ago

Hundreds of photos to choose at least one decent picture, filters, Photoshop — this is how we do it today. But our grandmothers and grandfathers didn’t have these tools and they still looked like Hollywood stars.

We at Bright Side love looking at the old photos of ordinary people smiling back at us.

“I acquired and scanned in over 500 of my grandpa’s Ektachrome slides. Here is my grandma in the late 1940s/early 1950s on vacation.”

“My grandma holding my mom, 1958”

“My grandma at 19 years old, taken around 1950”

“My grandma when she was a Flamenco dancer with a traveling company, late 1950s — still the queen of winged eyeliner”

“My nonna and nonno in Italy, 1954. The back of the photograph says ’a memory of our immense love.’”

“My amazing grandma in the 1940s”

“My grandma turns 100 years young today! This is her circa ~1950s.”

  • Looks a little like Kate Mulgrew from Star Trek: Voyager. Did your grandmother ever command a starship? @WatersEdge07 / Reddit

“My grandparents on their wedding day, the 1950s”

“My grandmother in her early 20s, would have been 100 today. She always was and always will be the biggest positive influence in my life.”

“My grandpa when he was 18, around the 1950s. I never got to meet him and this is about my only photo of him, but it’s a very movie-like photo!”

“My grandparents on their wedding day (1948). My nana is wearing a dress she already owned, my grandfather is wearing his uniform. He spent over 2 weeks’ wages to get those red roses during winter because they were all his bride wanted.”

“My grandpa around 1970 looking like he just solved one of Agatha Christie’s infamous cases.”

“My grandpa at the age of 17 in 1947”

“My grandparents on a boat in the 1950s”

“My grandmother in the 40s, in her nursing garb. Today is her 93rd birthday. Classy then, even classier now.”

“My movie star looking grandparents sitting for a portrait in the early 1940s”

“My grandparents on their honeymoon, 1962”

“My grandpa loved sailing. Here he is at the helm of a boat back in the 60s.”

“My grandparents on a date in 1948”

“My grandma with some pigeons, 1960s”

“My grandma, early 1970s in Dallas, TX. She says this was a model audition for Dr. Pepper. She didn’t get the job, but I think she looks great!”

“My grandmother looking like a real life Disney princess, 1955”

“My grandmother in Venice in the 1960s”

What retro photos do you have to remember the people you love?

Preview photo credit gillynt / Reddit


In love with such photos. Not plastic, staged, filtered.. so much beauty in them

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