Here Is What Young People Around The World Looked Like 100 Years Ago

Tieu
By Tieu
November 21, 2016Style
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Here Is What Young People Around The World Looked Like 100 Years Ago

Throughout history, people have always seen the younger generation as somehow different from their elders. We at Bright Side took an interest in this subject, and we investigated just how much young people have changed over the last 100 years. Since it’s a bit too tricky to find out about people’s personal qualities, we compared something a bit more simple, but nonetheless fascinating — young people’s appearance around the world.

We invite you to take a look at what we found — the results are fascinating!

Algeria

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© Wikimedia Foundation / old Man with Charm/flickr.com
Images like this were often found on postcards.

Germany

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© Preus museum/flickr.com / Karlsfriend/flickr.com
On the left we see Gertrude and Ursula Falke.

Nepal and China

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© old Man with Charm/flickr.com / OnThisDay & Facts/twitter.com

England

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© weheartit.com / Warsaw1948/flickr.com
Left: A schoolgirl in Kensington, London.
Right: A group of children on their way to the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, London, in order to do some fishing.

Scotland and Ireland

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© Wikimedia Foundation / irishcentral.com
The photo on the right is one of the first color photographs ever taken in Ireland, shot around 1913. It shows a 14-year-old girl in traditional dress.

Romania and Albania

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© PostMan/flickr.com / discoveringalbania.com
The photo on the right shows two Albanian girls aged around 13-14. The girl on the left would go on to be known as the world famous Mother Theresa.

Japan

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© prettybegonia.tumblr.com / Wikimedia Foundation
Left: Maiko girls (who would become geishas) relax on a balcony.
Right: Students at a school in Fukuoka, which was the first place to introduce the ’sailor-style’ school uniform seen here.

Argentina and Mexico

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© shorpy.com / Wikimedia Foundation
The serious-looking girl on the right is a 13-year-old Frida Kahlo.

Spain

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© spanishroyals.tumblr.com / Wikimedia Foundation
Left: Two girls, Maria-Christina and Beatrice.
Right: The 16-year-old Federico García Lorca, a Spanish poet.

Poland and Estonia

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© realityayslum.tumblr.com / vintageyoungins.tumblr.com
The Estonian girls are imitating poses from a film, in an attempt to look like adults.

Greece and Cyprus

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© morekisdairy.wordpress.com / A Good Friend/flickr.com
Left: A young Greek partisan, Konstantinos Mourikis.
Right: A class from the Maria Christodoulou School.

Hungary

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© Wikimedia Foundation / Nori/flickr.com

Austria and Luxembourg

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© carolathhabsburg.tumblr.com / my-little-time-machine.tumblr.com
Left: Prince Ernst of Hohenberg, one of the four children of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Right: Princess Antonia of Luxembourg.

India

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© upyim.com / oldindianphotos.in

Australia and New Zealand

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© State Library of NSW / Wikimedia Foundation

The USA

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© outofmygord.com / blog.usa.gov
Left: A 16-year-old Walt Disney.
Right: A girl from the Kiowa tribe of Native Americans.

Belgium

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© The Library of Congress / carolathhabsburg.tumblr.com
Brother and sister: Prince Leopold and Princess Louise of Belgium.

The Netherlands

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© vintag.es / soyouthinkyoucansee.tumblr.com

Sweden and Finland

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© Miss Mertens/flickr.com / thewidowflannigan.tumblr.com
The girl on the left is Princess Ingrid of Sweden.

Russia

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© klimbim2014.wordpress.com / russkievesti.ru

France

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© John Mathew Smith/flickr.com / Wikimedia Foundation
On the right — a young René Lacoste, future tennis player and founder of the Lacoste brand.

The Philippines

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© thechive.com / Okinawa Soba/flickr.com

Italy

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© Wikimedia Foundation / icp.org

Preview photo credit: klimbim2014.wordpress.com / icp.org

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