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This is a rather different blog post today, which is good for every aspiring designer to open their mind to look and engage in the past. Every designer should look into history to see how people were innovative then, which will help them create innovative, pixel perfect designs today.

If you know me, you will know that I love history and anything with a date on it. There is nothing more intriguing to me than things from the past. This has really inspired me to write this blog post, after several hours of sourcing vintage photographs through the Internet.

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Take a browse through the collection of what I think is breathtaking vintage photographs ranging from 1800 to 1980 of small businesses store fronts. There are also the odd picture of shopping centres, old streets and people walking the cities.

Shop in LaFerte SousJouarre

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Shopping in Simla

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Grocer shop, Lynn Street

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Old School Shopping Centre

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Three Storey Building

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Hollywood Hat Shop

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Curio Shop, Japan

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Marquis Coffee Shop

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Cady’s Food Shop

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Owner and Printer Shop, Schwartz

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Three Storey Building, Cigarette Store

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Paris Shop, Now Hospital

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Ye Olde Curiosity Shop

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New York Marble Bar

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Shop in Maroubra Junction

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P.Heery Grocers

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M.Brazil Food Store

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52-56 Richmond Street

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Corner of Lynn Street

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36-40 Richmond Street

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Bottom of Lynn Street

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23-29 Richmond Street

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W.D Wilson Butchers

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3-9 Pleasance

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Depression War Days – Bakery

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Mr Curtis Pharmacy

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149 Leonard Street

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Main Street, Keene NH

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East View of Main Street, Keene NH

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Jewellers and Confectionary Store

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Shanghai Restaurant on 3rd

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Auto Parts, University Avenue

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Overview of Mechanic Street

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Antique Shop Front

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G.Davison Shop Burnt Down

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Beach Stores, Currumbin, Queensland

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Three Storey Tennant

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Laguna Beach Feeder Shop

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G.E Cake Shop, Brisbane Arcade

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Edinborg Store

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Look Down George Street

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Boutique Jouets

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Rouen Maison

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Lionel Marks, London

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Storefront on Minnesota Street

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Tea, Wine & Soap Store

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C.M Porters Coffee Shop

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Pharmacy, St. Scene

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Stores on Patrick St, Dublin

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Castle Hotel, Rhuthun

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