For most, our grandparents are the ones who would babysit us, treat us to sweets and new toys when we saw them – maybe even a little bit of pocket money – and now they are definitely some of our best friends.

That in its own way is pretty damn cool, but our grandparents were a whole different kind of cool in their youth.

These vintage photographs are not only interesting to look at, but also solid proof that maybe, just maybe, our grandparents were – and still are – cooler than we will ever be.

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This cool guy hasn’t got the time to be dawdling through Central Park.

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Back in 1922, the flash of a camera was quite a shock.