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Intimate Vintage Photos Capture Romantic Couples In The 1950s

April 10th, 2020, Photography
3-4 minutes

Lovers on a public bench, England, 1950s. Photo by Jean-Philippe Charbonnier/Gamma-Rapho.

A series of candid vintage photographs capture the intimacy between lovers during the 1950s.

h/t: vintag.es

A young couple sitting on a bench in Piazza Donatello, Florence, 1950s. Photo by Vincenzo Balocchi/Alinari Archives.

A young man carrying a woman out of the water on the beach, 1950s. Photo by Bettmann.

A doorkeeper looking at a hugging couple, 1950s. Photo by Angelo Cozzi/Mondadori.

A young couple sitting on a bench in a garden, Italy, 1950s. Photo by Vincenzo Balocchi/Alinari Archives.

Two lovers crossing St Mark’s Square at dawn, Venice, 1950s. Photo by Keystone-France.

A couple reflected in a puddle, Bavaria, Germany, 1950s. Photo by Oskar Poss/ullstein bild.

A young man shares a loving kiss with his fiancee, 1950s. Photo by Weegee.

Two shadows on the fallen leaves, Milan, 1950s. Photo by Mario De Biasi/Mondadori.

A couple kissing on Bastille day on the steps of Montmartre, Paris, 1950. Photo by Charles Hewitt/Picture Post.

Two teenage lovers standing together on a dimly-lit street in Birmingham, 1951. Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post.

Sunday Morning on the Champs Elysees, 1951. Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post.

A woman clutches at a man in a sad farewell as the boat train is due to depart, 1951. Photo by Erich Auerbach.

A courting couple kissing on the steps on the bank of the Seine, Paris, 1954. Photo by Fred Van Schagen/BIPs.

A young woman talks to a boyfriend after her evening’s work as a cinema usherette, UK, circa 1954. Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post.

A couple walking a poodle dog in the park, England, 1954. Photo by Thurston Hopkins/Picture Post.

A young couple getting ‘acquainted’ on a park bench in Germany, 1955. Photo by Keystone.

A couple kissing on a roof top as they sweep chimneys, Woluwe-St-Pierre, Brussels, 1955. Photo by Harry Kerr/BIPs.

Young couple in a field of flowers in Sardinia, Italy, July 1955. Photo by Édouard Boubat.

A couple shares a moment of intimacy illuminated against the wall of a tent, Rome, 1955. Photo by Bettmann.

A young couple taking public transport in New York City, circa 1955. Photo by Erika Stone.

Honeymooners hold hands as they enjoy a drink in their honeymoon hotel, 1956. Photo by Erich Auerbach.

A couple relax on Blackpool beach, England, 1956. Photo by Bert Hardy/Picture Post.

A couple courting in Kew Gardens, London, 1957. Photo by Hulton Archive.

Lovers kissing in a park by a statue during the state of emergency, Paris, 1958. Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix.

A woman greeting her Skymaster Aircrew husband with enthusiasm after his flight to Albania, 1958. Photo by Edward Miller.

Young couple visiting a bridge near the Imperial Palace, Tokyo, 1958. Photo by John Dominis/LIFE.

Honeymoon couples kissing in their Merton Hotel rooms on the Isle of Jersey, 1958. Photo by Daily/Mirrorpix.

Lovers at the riverside of the Seine, Paris, 1958. Photo by Imagno.

Couple on a scooter, 1959. Photo by Jean-Louis Swiners/Gamma-Rapho.

Couple necking in car, Brooklyn, 1959. Photo by Bruce Davidson.