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20+ Photos Proving That the Beauty of People From Previous Generations Is a Unique Thing

You will probably agree with the idea that photos from previous centuries have some charm about them. Yes, in the past, photos were almost like treasures and people really prepared for them: they chose their clothes, did their hair, thought about the perfect positions, and as a result, created a small masterpiece. But it is not just that: the people in these portraits have a special look.

The Bright Side team is convinced that the bright and expressive faces in these old photos are seen less often now. And in order to prove our point, we have prepared a collection of portraits that has both the celebrities of that time and regular people — someone’s great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers.

1. American actress from the silent movie era, actress Marie Doro, 1902

2. “My beautiful great-grandmother. Late 1950s”

3. American actress Ethel Clayton, 1910

4. “My great-grandmother in the 1930’s”

5. American movie and theater actress Maude Fealy, the 1900s

6. “My great-grandmother in 1930”

7. A Victorian era woman getting photographed for the first time, the 1890s

8. “My beautiful grandmother, 1949”

9. Algerian girl, around 1905

10. “My great-great-grandmother, late 1910s”

11. American actress Julia Marlowe, 1899

12. French dancer Cléo de Mérode, 1902

13. “My great-great-grandfather, 1889”

14. Maude Adams, American theater actress, 1890

15. “My great-grandmother, 1917”

16. Minnie Ashley, American actress, 1896

17. “My great-great-grandmother in the 1890s”

18. Ione Bright, Broadway actress, 1912

19. “My great-grandfather, Sherman Herbert Ford, around 1900”

20. British actress Evelyn Laye, 1917

21. “My beautiful grandmother in 1955”

22. American actress Evelyn Nesbit, 1901

23. “A photo of my great-great-grandmother taken in the early 1900s, when she was only 6 years old”

Do you know anything about your great-great-grandmothers and great-great-grandfathers? Do you have photos of them?

Preview photo credit Undidiridium_ / Reddit