It's not the era itself that's cool.  No era is wholly cool anymore than the one we're in.  it's the fact that pictures like this allow us to see the coolnesses of an era that's really cool.

Photo (Think North)

*Vintage coke ad Ice cold Coke - this is how I became addicted to Cola. No cafes or Starbucks around, just vending machines where people gathered around and talked while having a cold one.

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Soldiers from the US Army's Infantry Division cross the Rhine River in assault boats under heavy Nazi German fire in support of Operation Plunder on 24 March World War II.

I would love to do something like this, but more sailor inspired. Old truck, tiny shorts, finger waves, it would be fantastic.

Ideas for senior pictures with cars. Car senior picture ideas for girls. Senior pictures with cars.

vintage everyday: 21 Emotional Vintage Pictures Show People with Their Joy

retro roller skating girls with peter pan collars and short shorts

These 20 Romantic Vintage Photos of Military Kisses from the 1940s Will Take Your Breath Away

"Welcome home" . 1952 photo by Frank Q. Brown, former Los Angeles Times staff photographer . of returning Korean War soldier Sgt Class Owen Marsh of North Hollywood leaning out a bus window to kiss his wife, Evelyn.

Vintage Portrait of Bohemian Gypsy Woman | Madam Gypsy

Vintage Picture of Bohemian Gypsy. Lovely idea for a Fortune Teller costume for Friday's Circus Themed party @ 2016 Coco

Mike Disfarmer, Leo and Leon Todd  ca. 1930, Vintage gelatin silver, printed ca. 1930  boys hold hands farmers kids rural life overalls little kids

Vintage Pix - Mike Disfarmer, Leo and Leon Todd ca. Vintage gelatin silver, printed ca. 1930 boys hold hands farmers kids rural life overalls little kids

1960s, manchester. I remember these swings . ES - life without frills. How I imagine the slums to have been.

Who needs a Playstation? Pictures of an age when happiness was a stick of chalk and a pair of mum's big shoes...

Push and shove: Children play on a makeshift swing PICTURES by Shirley Baker, taken from the Mary Evans Picture Library Manchester

vintage women on top of some old-school surfboards. The photograph was taken by Ray Leighton between 1938 and 1946 at Manly beach in New South Wales, Australia.

Surf sirens, Manly beach, New South Wales, Australia vintage female surfers summer fun pose bikini babes history Sydney surf culture surfing girls surfers wave riders salt surfboard sun sand sea & fa