This Is What Southern California Looked Like 100 Years Ago… It May Surprise You

These photos of Southern California from more than 100 years ago are mind blowing to see. It’s hard to comprehend just how much has changed over time, but the proof is in the pictures. In addition to the structural changes to the land, streets and buildings, it’s also pretty interesting to see how formal everyone looked back then wearing hats and dresses for a day at the pier or the beach. Take a look and ponder these photos for a moment as they will really make you respect the passage of time.

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Doesn’t this make you wonder just how different things might look in Southern California 100 years from now? It’s an interesting thing to ponder after seeing how much progress was made in the past 100 years. If you’re interested in seeing more vintage photos of Southern California, you will enjoy the collection of pictures of SoCal captured in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Did you like seeing these vintage shots? If so, please share this post so other people can enjoy them as well.