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The ghost of the reader, 1902

Who doesn’t like to read right?

Well, many people don’t, but for the sake of this article let’s praise that magical moment a person shares with his book. That feeling of getting lost inside a good mystery or a passionate love affair.

Unfortunately many people’s relationship with books is going through a rough patch due to the social media era and the convenience of an iPad or a Kindle. Back in the early 1900s thought, for the cultivated┬ápeople all around the Western world, books were today’s latest smartphone.

Below you’ll find some beautiful vintage photos of people of the early 20th century, enjoying their books, as found in vintag.

Relaxing in the Dead Sea in the early 20th century

 

Lewis Carroll, aged 25, June 1857
The walking library, London, England

 

Tourists at the Frauenkirche, N├╝rnberg, Germany, 1904

 

Two beautiful ladies reading together, 1920s
A donkey and a girl reading together

 

A girl reading

 

A young girl reading on a ladder

 

Window reading, 1915
Children selecting their books at the East Ham Public Library, 21 April 1934

 

Cute dog standing with back legs to read newspaper with its owner

 

Family reading time

 

Infantry pioneers reading newspaper on the Western Front in October 1916

 

Little girl reading with elephant

 

Relaxing in the Dead Sea, 1916

 

Two cute children, 1908

 

Reading in the roof garden at Adelaide House after lunch, 12 June 1937

 

Reading the newspaper in the garden, 1914

 

Reading to monkey

 

Reading together on the porch, July 1922
A boy reading in a bombed bookstore, London, 8 October 1940
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