The modern world thinks it has eaten wisdom with spoons. But especially in terms of fashion, style, and visibility, there were epochs of humanity that were at least as impressive. If not more.

This series of photos on the Imgur photo platform gathers together some style icons and eyewitnesses of yesteryear, who capture the style and spirit of their time impressively.

1.) The incomparable Audrey Hepburn at a film premiere, 1953.

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2.) Frank Sinatra after the helicopter landing with a drink in hand.


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3.) Rockerbraut with a motorcycle in the English province.


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4.) The Beatles in Germany before they became world-famous.


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5.) Ice skater in a suit on a pond in Central Park, New York (1937).


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6.) Ellen O’Neal, the best skateboarder of the 70s, training.

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7.) Three young gangsters on the streets of Kingston, Jamaica.

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8.) Jimi Hendrix, Backstage in Monterey, 1967.

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9.) Diana Rigg (e.g. from “With Umbrella, Charm, and Melon” and “Game of Thrones”) in 1967.

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10.) The Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau (middle, with glasses) and his cabinet in 1968. Today his eldest son is in the same office.

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11.) girl on a scooter in 1969.

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12.) Little Caroline Kennedy. Her world-famous father carries her favorite doll.

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13.) A couple of greasers in New York in the 50s.

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14.) Sean Connery relaxed in the smoking salon.

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15.) “Zettelpost” instead of SMS in class, 1944.

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16.) The passport photo of young Ernest Hemingway, 1923.

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17.) Special edition of the LIFE magazine on “Students and Fashion”.

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18.) Clint Eastwood with supporting actresses in San Francisco, 1954.

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19.) Women boxing on a roof in Los Angeles, 1933.

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20.) The young Sigourney Weaver in a pants suit.

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21.) That was still clothes: fashion of the early 50s.

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22.) Children in Chicago, 1941.

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23.) Marlon Brando during test recordings for “Because they don’t know what they’re doing”. The role ultimately went to James Dean.

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24.) The epitome of style: Cary Grant in the early ’50s.

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25.) A family photo from the turn of the century.

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26.) A couple at BeBop, a fashion dance of that time.

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27.) Brigitte Bardot looks over Pablo Picasso’s shoulder.

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28.) The young Michael Caine (two-time Oscar winner) reading morning.

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29.) A sales representative on roller skates with motor – at the gas station.

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30.) Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger in the train compartment on a trip to Wales.

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31.) Sean Connery leaves the house for a game of golf.

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32.) David Bowie in the crosshairs of the judiciary (for alleged drug possession).

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33.) Boxing legend Muhammad Ali – this time in fine thread, not with gloves and shorts.

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34.) A model shoot in Union Square in New York City. That waist …

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35.) A pretty couple in the rain of London.

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36.) Teens on the first date in a milk bar (the 50s).

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37.) A couple on Michigan Avenue in Chicago in the late 1960s.

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38.) Everyday office life with a cigarette. Unthinkable today.

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39.) Dean Martin and Angie Dickinson on the film set of “Rio Bravo”.

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40.) Teens with their first car in the early 50’s.

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41.) The young Kevin Spacey in the late 70s.

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42.) Paul Newman on a boat trip off Venice.

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