19 Photos That Look Like Time Travel

Sometimes you don't need to manipulate an image to make your audience second-guess themselves. Sometimes all you have to do is simply snap the picture.
19 Photos That Look Like Time Travel

These days, it's hard to look at a photo and trust that it hasn't been touched up in some regard. Yeah, that Photoshop is a heck of a thing. But, as you're about to find out, sometimes you don't need all that image tomfoolery to make your audience second-guess what they're looking at. Sometimes all you need to do is, well, just take the picture.

We're talking back tattoos (of dragon's no less - looking at you here, Ben Affleck) from 90 years ago, the last telegraph station in India closed in (gulp) 2013, thousands of color photos from tsarist Russia, Cuba's got quite the collection of classic cars, hipsters riding skateboards through Central Park in 1965, and China using steam engine trains in 2015.

To help illustrate all this insanity, we asked our readers to find pictures that absolutely do not look at all like the year they were taken in. They did not disappoint.

This South African woman was a performer with The African Choir. While on tour in London, the group stopped at a portrait studio for some high-quality
CRACKED Does this photo look like something taken by teenagers nowadays which you'd normally find on Tumblr? Well. this photo was taken in 1913 by Mer
Modern girl with a dragon tattoo? She was modern 85 years Ago. CRACKED COM
19 Photos That Look Like Time Travel
Screenshot from a crappy 70's nature show? Actually, it's the first successful underwater color photo ever taken. And was taken in 1926! Each photogra
A picnic on the beach. Could have been last summer, but it's 1913
Sergei Prokudin-Gorskii took over 2000 color photographs of Russia when there was still a Tsar 100 years ago, he'd take the pictures through red, gree
The iconic vw Kombi van is forever associated with the 1960s... ...but these pictures of a Kombi assembly line in Brazil were taken in 2013, just befo
A Modern Art Exhibit? Nope, it's a long-exposure photograph of this man as he walked in front of the camera, taken in 1883. CRACKED.COM
These are alternators at a hydro- electric power station in Turkmenistan A color composite photo taken by Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky in 1911
What looks like a collection of pictures from the 1950s, is actually a set of photos taken in Cuba in 2015, a country that is famous for its old cars.
19 Photos That Look Like Time Travel
US Cavalry on the Great Plains? Nope, that's Soviet Cavalry during World War Two!
Spotted in this photo is a guy with long hair, wearing a t-shirt and shorts. Clearly a time traveler from the 1990's Why he chose to travel to San Jos
CRACKEDCON This hipster will tell he you was skateboarding before skateboarding was cool. He's right this time: this is New York City in 1965.
i50 What is that golden thing in the cart? It is APPLE, the first satellite launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation, in 1981. CRACKEDOON
The Old West? Nope, China in 2015. While the country is rapidly modernizing its rail network, there are rural mining areas where Old-fashioned steam e
Seen here is an aerial photograph of Boston taken in the '60s That is, the 1860's. This photo was shot by J.W. Black from a hot-air balloon.

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