It's easy to think about the technological changes that have happened over the last few decades. TVs are bigger, phones are smaller (and portable), and there's all sorts of conveniences we just didn't have back then.
What we often forget though is that things even LOOKED different back in the day, as photographer Nathan Benn documented in his book Kodachrome Memory. Check out some of the pictures!
This look could easily come from the 30s or 50s, but it was actually the 70s
Rural areas were pretty interesting too
Being a mom hasn't changed much, but fashion sure has
The rest of the photos are some pretty intense throwbacks...
Buildings definitely had an interesting look to them
Check out that view!
Car designs have come a long way
Things definitely weren't great for everyone though...
The 80s: when we all dressed our dogs up like elephants
...Okay, what the hell is this?
Share with anyone you know who grew up in the 70s and 80s!
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