These People's Parents Used To Be Super Cool Back In The Day, And They Have Photo Proof Of It

by Ayoub

There's nothing cooler than old school swagger, which is why there's a whole subreddit called r/OldSchoolCoolthat that is strictly dedicated to such photos. Reddit users have been posting some of the coolest vintage pictures of their parents back when they used to (or potentially still be) be super cool.

Some of them have raised the bar way too high and there's no way that anyone could compete with their submissions. However, it's still cool to see all the different cool pictures that these people were nice enough to share with us. Scroll down and check them out, you won't regret it!

1. "My Mama Circa '83. This Explains Why I'm The Uncoolest Person Ever, Cos She Took It All! Oh And That Bike? She Built It"

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2. "Mid To Late 1970s, My Dad Graduating A Class Taught By Chuck Norris"

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3. "My Dad Taking A Selfie, Using A Piece Of Wood To Activate The Shutter, Circa 1957"

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4. "My Mom At 16 Yrs Old With Her Camaro In 1975"

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5. "My Mom And Dad Building Their House In 1953. My Mom (91 Now) Still Lives There"

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6. "My Dad Skateboarding At Hyde School 1982. I Think He Was Cooler Than Me"

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7. "My Dad In Saudi Arabia In The 70's Working As A Us Military Contractor Diving In The Red Sea"

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8. "My Dad's First Car, A 1939 Ford. He Bought It With His Own Money That He Earned While Farming. He Was 11 When He Bought It, So This Photo Was Taken In 1948"

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9. "France, 1985. My Mom Feeding Me Backstage During A Ballet Dancing Show"

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10. "Mom Wasn't The Pilot, But She Was A Tech On The F-4 Phantom Back In The 80's"

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11. "My Mom, 1954. She Came To America In 1948 At Age 18. She Hardly Spoke English And Was Looked Down On Because She Was German And A War Bride. She Later Did Some Modeling - This Is Just One Of Many Beautiful Photos We Have Of Her"

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12. "My Dad Was A Popstar In Argentina. Here He Is With Ella Fitzgerald, Mid 1960s"

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13. "My Dad And A Tiny Kitten Looking Like A Modern Hipster In The Early 1980s"

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14. "My Mother Skateboarding Barefoot In California, 1974"

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15. "My Dad And Friends Look Like The Cast Of Stranger Things (1982)"

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16. "My Dad's Graduation Photo. Circa 1970's"

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17. "My Dad And His Partner While They Were Undercover. This Picture Was Taken After They Stopped A Bank Robbery In The Late 70s"

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18. "I Always Knew My Mom Was A Tough Lady. Photo Taken Circa 1985"

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19. "My Mom Would Always Talk About How She Was An Editor For Tiger Beat Magazine When She Was A Teenager In The 1960’s. She Would Brag About Spending Time With The Stones And The Beatles. We Always Thought She Was Telling Tall Tales. Uncovered This Pic Cleaning Out Her House Last Week"

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20. "Me Looking Up To My Fighter Pilot Dad In The Late 1980's"

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21. "My Mom's All Girl Rock Band In The 60's"

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22. "My Mom At 18 Years Old Protesting The KKK In 1976 Atlanta, Ga"

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23. "My Dad (Left) Looking Like A Young Luke Skywalker, Chile, 1977"

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24. "My Dad Sculpting A Bust Of My Mom, 1980s"

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25. "My Dad Made Anything Look Cool (1981)"

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26. "My Mom And Bob Ross During An Event In Central Park, NYC In 1989"

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27. "Mom, Circa 1970, After Completing Her Master's, The First Woman In Her Family To Do So"

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28. "My Mom And Arnold On A Date In The 70s"

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29. "My Mom Immigrated To The US From Iran In November, 1978. Here She Is Dressed As Wonder Woman A Year Later"

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30. "My Mom Was A Boston Park Ranger In The 80s"

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31. "My Dad At The 1966 International Science Fair. He Was A Finalist In 65, 66, And 67. In This Picture He Created A Perfusion System To Keep A Rat Kidney Alive When Removed From The Body, Like A Heart-Lung Machine"

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32. "My Cool Mom Partying With Robin Williams And Billy Crystal In LA, 1982"

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33. "My Dad Showing Mr. Rogers The Process Of Designing Toys On Mr. Rogers Neighborhood (1986)"

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34. "Late 1960s, My Dad"

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35. "My Mom In ‘78, Glendale, Ca. Newly Immigrated From Japan And Working Her Butt Off -But Still Managed To Save Up And Buy This Chevy Impala For $500"

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36. "My Dad Taking A Smoking Break While Fighting Saddam Husseins Army In The 80s"

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37. "Mom’s Senior Portrait That My Grandma Refused To Let Her Publish In The Year Book (1976)"

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38. "My Pregnant Mom At Gunpoint Trying To Get Home. May 1969, Berkeley"

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39. "My Mother When She Was A Tank Instructor In 1984"

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40. "Found This Old Picture Of My Dad From Back In 1976. I Feel Like The Picture Captures An Awful Lot And Tells A Story"

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41. "After Their First Fight, My Dad Apologized To My Mom Through Polaroids. The True Og Of Apologies, My Man (1987)"

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42. "My Mom Voting For The First Time In A Presidential Election In 1972 In Indiana, Pa"

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43. "My Mom Working As A Dj, Late 1970s"

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44. "My Mom Looking Like A Queen On Her Wedding Day 1979"

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45. "My Mom In The Early 90s. She Painted Her Own Shield"

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46. "My Parents When They Were 16 And 17 (1987). They’ve Been Together For 34 Years Now"

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47. "My Dad 1969 Bronx, NY. Speaking Against The Vietnam War"

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48. "48 Beers And A Unicycle. My Dad In The Early 80s"

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49. " My Dad In The Late 80s / Early 90s. One Of The First Rockers In China"

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50. "My Dad Wasn't Famous, But His Moves Were Pretty Cool (1977)"

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