23 Vintage Photos That Anyone Growing Up In The 70s Will Relate To

Growing up in the 70s and 80s was basically like growing up on another planet. Especially if you compare it to kids today. There are so many differences that make looking back only 30-40 years feel like you have gone to a completely different world.

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Anytime you look through your parent’s photo albums, you see just how much things have changed. Taking pictures wasn’t as non-committal of an action as it is now, to get these pictures our parents had to lug around an actual camera and film and could only take 24 pictures at a time.

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These pictures give us a real glimpse into what it was really like back in the good ol’ days, when everything seemed a lot simpler.

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Riding in the back seat had a whole other meaning

23 Vintage Photos That Anyone Growing Up In The 70s Will Relate To
FNaXQ/reddit

Computers were only for the most fancy people

Shorts were very short and socks were very tall

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Sunbathing was very important

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It looks like she is wearing roller skates while playing pinball, if there was something more 70s than that, I haven’t seen it

Nothing was cooler than a motorcycle and a pair of aviators

Your hair had to make a statement

Long hair was also acceptable

That Madonna influence was very present

Rock and roll was the most important thing

23 Vintage Photos That Anyone Growing Up In The 70s Will Relate To
Kent Kanouse/Flickr

Well, rock and roll and motorcycles

23 Vintage Photos That Anyone Growing Up In The 70s Will Relate To
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Bleach was a really necessary part of your beauty routine

23 Vintage Photos That Anyone Growing Up In The 70s Will Relate To
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Trust me, there are even more insane outfit choices…

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This is an interesting choice and he looks pretty happy with it

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You’ve got to have a lot of faith in your skills to skateboard in a dress

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The balance needed to ride a unicycle with your hands full is something I would never be able to accomplish

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skeleton-spotted/reddit

These girls are ready to party

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I’m sorry, but where are your shoes?

That’s one way to pop-a-wheelie

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TheMasterOfDonuts/reddit

Motorcycles seem to be the common thread through the 70s and 80s

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Remember the first time you went on a trip with your friends in one of these vans?

23 Vintage Photos That Anyone Growing Up In The 70s Will Relate To
Caesar100/reddit

You probably don’t see a lot of kids carrying one of these around anymore

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This picture is so precious, where did he find those puppies?!

23 Vintage Photos That Anyone Growing Up In The 70s Will Relate To
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Without context, this image is crazy, but it’s actually actors at Disneyland auditioning for the part of a mermaid

23 Vintage Photos That Anyone Growing Up In The 70s Will Relate To
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Do any of these pictures remind you of what it was like growing up in the 70s and 80s?

Emma C
Freelance Writer