Funny Historical Photos

Updated: April 4, 2024
Those ancestors of ours had a sense of humor - amateurs and professionals!

Based on the solemn non-smiling expressions of our ancestors in old photos, you'd think they didn't have a sense of humor. Well these pictures prove we're wrong. Since it's inception, photography has been used to capture some of the funnier moments in time.

Laughter really is the best medicine. Physically, it boosts your immunity, lowers your stress hormones, decreases your pain, relaxes your muscles, and can prevent heart disease. Mentally, laughing is said to add joy and zest to your life, ease anxiety and tension, relieve your stress level, improve your mood, and strengthen your resilience. Even a smile can lower your blood pressure, strengthen your immunity, and prolong your life.

Even bad jokes can make you smile or laugh. Consider these short jokes that may make you groan:
  • My dog used to chase people on a bike. It got so bad, I had to take his bike away!
  • Everyone asks where's Waldo . . . Nobody asks how's Waldo.
  • What did the finger say to the thumb? I'm in glove with you.
  • What's red and bad for your teeth? A brick.
  • Why did the picture go to jail? Because he was framed!.
  • What do you call an empty jar of Cheese Whiz? Cheese Was!

Okay, maybe they didn't make you laugh or smile but bet your mood has lightened a bit. Now scroll through these vintage pictures of our ancestors having fun, cutting up, or making a living from making us laugh. You'll feel better - and maybe live longer!

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