No matter how much we progress or how different things may get from the past, one thing will always remain– love. It’s a feeling that most of us have felt at least once in our lives and will continue to pursue as long as we live. When moments of love are captured on camera, it can warm our hearts to see it. And when those moments happen to be caught in vintage pictures from the past, the heartwarming nature of the photo is even greater. Check out this collection of 30 photos that perfectly capture old school love and be sure to share it with a friend!
1. Kiss At The Docks
Before this woman sets out on her sea voyage, she has one thing left to do–kiss her man. The two lovers were caught exchanging one last farewell kiss before she set sail. A kiss like that should last in both of their memories long enough to keep them satisfied until they are reunited.
2. Goodbye Kiss
As this soldier was heading off to war, he was met by his lady. She let him know how much she loved him with a goodbye kiss. I can only hope that they were reunited after his return home.
3. Sailor Kiss
This sailor let his lover know just how much he cared about her before setting sail. It was probably a long time before these two were together again. Hopefully, their reunion was just as heartfelt as their separation.
4. Fence Kiss
This couple was captured sharing a kiss on what looks like their property. Maybe they just bought the house and wanted to remember that day forever. Whatever the reason, it sure was romantic.
5. Liberation Of Paris
This photo was snapped after the liberation of Paris by American soldiers. A French woman was seen kissing an American soldier as they ride through the streets. There’s no better expression of “thanks” than a kiss.
6. Berlin Wall
This couple was captured sneaking a kiss through the Berlin Wall in the 1980s. Of course, the wall would eventually come down and the two lovers could then kiss whenever and wherever they’d like. You can’t stop love with a wall.
7. Apartment Kisses
This photo catches multiple couples in multiple apartment windows sharing a kiss at the same time. I have to imagine that it was planned, but still, the effect it has is awesome. I would have loved to be a part of this.
8. Tree Carving
This man is seen carving two hearts into the trunk of a tree. The woman looks passionately on as he works. It’s awesome to know that people have been expressing their love this way for so long and that it’s still being expressed this way today.
9. Train Kiss
These two lovers are seen sharing a kiss before the man’s train departs. He looks to be going off to war so the two of them may not see each other again for quite some time. At least she made it to the station on time to see him off.
10. March Kiss
This kiss interrupted a march on the streets in 1943. The woman didn’t seem to be concerned about interfering with the march. She wanted to kiss her man so that’s what she did.
These American soldiers are getting in one last kiss before being sent off to Egypt in 1963. Although it’s not ideal, having a porthole to say goodbye through is better than nothing. Let’s hope all of these lovers were reunited upon the soldiers’ return.
12. Times Square Kiss
You’ve probably seen this famous image. This kiss took place at Times Square in New York City between a sailor and a nurse. The two of them seem to be very happy to be back together again.
13. Happy Couple
No matter what decade we are in, happiness and love always seem to look the same. This photo could have been taken yesterday or 100 years ago and you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. Love always seems to persevere.
14. Kitty Kiss
This cat got a front-row seat to his owners’ passionate kiss. If I were that cat, I would be expecting a little love coming my way once this kiss was done. Just a few purrs and a simple leg wrap should do the trick.
15. New Hope Train Station
This kiss took place at the New Hope Train Station in 1945. There’s no better way to welcome someone home than to jump into their arms and kiss them. This soldier looks happy to be home.
16. Wedding Photo
This is Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lee’s wedding photo. Although love hasn’t changed, the way that we pose for photos has. You’d be hard-pressed to find a wedding photo like this one today.
17. Beach Love
This couple seems to be having a great time on the beach. I grew up in a beach town, so this photo really connects with me. I know that I’ve laid that way in the sand with one of my girlfriends in the past. It’s nice to know that some things will never change.
18. Midnight Love
Sometimes, just looking into each other’s eyes is enough to satisfy even the strongest of lovers. They say that the eyes are a window into the soul and it seems like this man approves of the soul that he’s seeing in his lady’s eyes. This photo seems to capture a little midnight magic.
19. Sweet Whispers
One of the best parts about being in a relationship is getting to tell each other secrets in public. It feels good to share something that no one else around knows about. I wonder what she is telling him…
20. Hard Goodbyes
It’s never easy to say goodbye. This woman seems to be struggling to let her man get onto that train. Hopefully, wherever he is headed, he’ll be back soon enough.
21. Stairway Kiss
Sometimes the desire to kiss is too overwhelming to wait any longer. This couple didn’t even make it up the stairs before they decided that it was time for a kiss. I wonder how many kisses it took for them to make it to the top.
22. Alone At Night
When you are alone with the one you love, it doesn’t matter where you are. You could be alone on the cold streets at night and it wouldn’t matter. Just holding hands and looking into each other’s eyes is enough to make you feel warm and happy.
23. Public Kiss
When you love someone, it doesn’t matter if you’re alone or in public, the urge to kiss is hard to overcome. This couple decided that their public park bench was a fine place to share a kiss. And you know what? No one else seems to mind.
24. Roof Kiss
These two chimney sweeps decided to share a kiss on the roof during one of their breaks. Working with your significant other can be a challenge at times but if you can make it work, then you’ve probably found the right person. I think it’s safe to say that these two were meant for each other.
25. Long Ride
Taking a long ride somewhere can be exhausting. But when you are traveling with your lover, the exhaustion is fine. There’s nothing better than relaxing with your partner as the length of the journey starts to set in.
26. The Look Of Love
Love is something that you can see on someone’s face. And based on this guy’s expression, I’d be willing to bet that he is very much in love with the girl that he is with. If we could see the girl’s face, I’m sure it would have a similar expression on it.
27. Shared Chair
When you love someone, you want to be as close to them as possible. This couple decided that even being in separate chairs was too far apart. One chair is all that they need.
28. Spring Picnic
Few things are more romantic than a picnic lunch in the springtime. The flowers are blooming, the animals are out and about, and the whole world seems to be coming alive. If you haven’t been on a picnic with your significant other recently, then it’s time to go on one.
29. Welcome Back
This pilot was welcomed back in an awesome way by his lady. She was so happy to see him that she leaped right into his arms. Luckily for him, his one free arm was enough to catch and hold onto her.
30. Ocean Date
These two seem to be enjoying their day at the beach. A nice swim in the ocean is a great way to spend time with each other. Notice their old school swimming suits.