If you were a married couple during the seventies, you got your boogie on. That was just what you did. In fact, you got your boogie even if you weren’t a married couple. That’s just the kind of decade it was. These two are long past their courting days, but it looks like they’re having plenty of fun getting down on the dance floor despite that.
It isn’t the most attractive photo out there, but these two don’t seem to mind that much. It looks like they’re perfectly in sync, ready to touch hands in the center or whatever the next step in this dance move is.
They've Seen It All
This picture comes to us from the fifties or sixties, and given the ages of the couple, it's likely that these two have gone through quite a number of tumultuous events. The Great Depression is almost a given, though they might have been young when it began.
They saw the beginning and the end of World War II, perhaps the most world-changing event in the twentieth century. No wonder they can't find the energy to smile – they're probably busy growing food or raising cattle or something like that. These are hard-working people! At least they got dressed up for their picture.
Go on, Guess the Decade
Why yes, it was the seventies – how did you possibly know? It's true. This happy couple comes from the grooviest decade when styles were big, colors were brown, and glasses covered the entire face. This pic is of German actor Thomas Astan and his girlfriend, in the garden, enjoying a little bit of sunshine as they laugh.
It looks like styles in Germany were more or less the same as in America despite the distance. Sweater vests, wide, flared pants, goofy glasses, and totally ignoring the hair. In fact, if we told you this was from America, we bet you would believe us.
Well, Hello There
Now, what on earth are we looking at? Are they frightened by something? Is the woman okay? Are those teeth on her dress? Not only are we seeing a cultural divide – this is an Italian couple that has visited America – but we're seeing the differences between generations.
The pic was taken in the fifties, so there is a lot of difference to highlight. The clothes they wear have fallen out of favor (or were never in favor to begin with), and the age of the photo makes it even harder to see why they were wearing them in the first place.
Taking Us Back
You might see this elderly couple and think they're from the sixties, fifties, or even forties, but the truth is they're from now-ish. Around this time. This couple decided to wear some of the classics as they took a stroll along a Beirut waterside in Lebanon.
Did they have to? No, not at all. But it's clear they wanted to, and we are better for it. It's a popular spot for many, and this couple knew they should get dressed up if they were going out. It's likely those are the kinds of clothes they wore while they were younger, too.