28 More Old-Timey Photographic Proofs That People Aged Way Faster In The Past

by Ariana

If you've seen these threads before, this concept will not be new to you, but we new have EVEN MORE PROOF that people aged at a seriously rapid rate back in the day! People of the internet are convinced that people aged WAY faster in the past and there are PLENTY of Reddit threads about it.

Old photos are beautiful to look at and probably one of my favourite things to do, but I have to agree, people do look a lot older in old-timey pictures. Maybe it's camera quality? Makeup?

Or maybe is really is just 'US' ... although, it's hard to believe that we've done something RIGHT when it comes to ageing after being told for so long that we've done so much wrong (sugar and carbs!!!) Anyway, sit back and enjoy people's submissions of their teenage grandparents looking all kinds of 30 and 40 years old.

"My grandmother on her confirmation day in 1941. She is 14 years old in this picture and she made her own dress."

"My Grandfather’s WW2 photograph, He was 18 years old. Still alive and sharp as a tack at 96."

"1940 My Grandad (17 years old in photo) at the Dublin races with his mother, My great grandmother. Apologies about the image defect, it's the best photograph we have of him."

"My Grandmother, Age 16 (Mexico)"

"My grandma at 16. She is turning 80 this year. She makes me laugh every day. I love this woman!"

"My Ukranian Grandmother in 1927 at 16 years old."

"The rock at 15 years old. (1987)"

"This was my Grandad. He was Australia’s youngest radio announcer at 16 back In 1934."

"My paternal grandfather aged 16 colourised"

"My 14 year old grandfather riding his new bike in 1949 Dayton, Ohio"

"Thought I’d share my Granny’s photo. She was born in 1928. You may not believe but she was 13 in this photo."

"My Grandparents getting married In Iceland in 1976 at 19"

"My Grandma...he convinced and pushed her family to flee from her hometown Berlinchen in the eastern part of Germany to escape the Russians during WWII. She was around 20 years old at the time"

"My Grandma (Mimi) was an airline stewardess when she was in her early 20’s (so, early to mid 1960’s)"

"My grandmother, Mary. She was about 17 when this photo was taken. She was born in May of 1918"

"My grandmother at 16 years old in 1917."

"My mum and dads wedding here in the uk . Mum was 20 dad 21. Sadly dad passed. Mum is 88 still going strong. 1952."

"My handsome grandfather when he was my age (32)."

"My grandmother in 1955 (she was around 13 or 14) and her the week my grandfather “found” her!"

"My 16 year old grandmother, 1922."

"My Mother at 16 in 1949."

"1945, my 18 year old grandmother Concetta. She was the woman who taught me how to be a sassy, classy and bad-assy woman."

"My mama, Rose in high school."

"A photo of my great grandmother, Lottie, with her hunting buddies. She had to have been in her 20’s..."

"My Grandmother at 24 in 1934, dancing with my Grandfather."

"This is a picture of my grandfather when he joined the Navy in 1942. He was only 16 years old."

"My grandmother in 1954 with her then beau. Her first love. She was 17 years old."

"Jamie Foxx, 18 years old."