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July 31, 2018

Fascinating Vintage Photos of People Camping in the 1930s Show How Different It Used to Be

While technology has been incredibly helpful when it comes to outdoor adventuring, making camping both simpler and more comfortable, there's something nostalgic to how basic the activity used to be.

Instead of the decked out RVs people now have the option to travel in, campers primarily set up simple tents or basic caravans to spend time with their friends and family outdoors — without the distractions of phones and iPads.

Here are some nostalgic photos of what camping used to be like in the 1930s.

Two friends on a camping holiday in 1930. (Fox Photos/Stringer/Getty)

Two ladies of the Annual Reunion of Members of the Camping Association of Great Britain and Ireland, September 1930. (Getty/Topical Press Agency /Stringer)

Campers set up their caravan around 1930. (General Photographic Agency/Stringer/Getty)

A group of people make tea from water at a mountain stream during a camping holiday in 1931. (Fox Photos/Stringer/Getty)

A group of young people play cards while camping in 1931. (Fox Photos/Stringer/Getty)

A group of campers talk outside of their tent in 1932. (Central Press/Stringer/Getty)

A family camps in 1934. (J. A. Hampton/Stringer)

A group of boys shaves outside while camping in 1935. (Fox Photos/Stringer/Getty)

A couple sets up a camping tent in 1936. (Hulton Archive/Stringer/Getty)

A group of women drinks from porcelain cups while camping in 1936. (Alan Webb/Stringer/Getty)

Two girls set up their camping tent in 1938. (Nick Yapp/Stringer/Getty)

(via Business Insider)



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