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29 Vintage Images That Show A Different Side Of Pakistani Life

There's so much more to Pakistan than what's shown on the news.

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1. 1935: Swimming in Lahore Canal

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2. Circa 1930s: A fusion of styles pre-partition

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3. 1946: The streets of Lahore

Peep the sunglasses.
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Peep the sunglasses.

4. Circa 1950s: A pipe and paper in the yard

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5. Circa 1950: A writer helping a client with government documents

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6. Circa 1950s: Mountaineers at K-2, hoping for better weather

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7. Circa 1950s: A typical market scene

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8. Circa 1950s: A young female doctor and her daughter

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9. Circa 1950s: The same doctor giving a public health announcement on Pakistani radio

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10. 1956: Miss P. Sheikh playing tennis

Though Ms. Sheikh was Pakistani, this image was taken in Cryoden, England.
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Though Ms. Sheikh was Pakistani, this image was taken in Cryoden, England.

11. 1958: The appointment of the current Aga Khan near Karachi

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12. Circa 1960s: A group of students at Nishtar Medical College in Multan

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13. Circa 1960s: A middle-class driveway, complete with VW van

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14. Circa 1960s: Siblings vacationing in Murree

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15. 1960: Bottles of Pakola and saucers of chai in Korangi

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16. 1968: A young female doctor welcomed home at Karachi airport

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17. Circa 1970s: Shade and style

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18. 1971: A young couple on their wedding in Rawal Pindi...

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19. ...and on their honeymoon in Wan Cannt

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20. Circa 1970s: Medical students on vacation

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21. Circa 1970s: Building snowmen in Murree

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22. Circa 1970s: Warm chai in the snow

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23. Circa 1970s: Young students in Lahore

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24. Early 1980s: Motorcycling in Islamabad

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25. Mid 1990s: American kids visiting Faisal Mosque

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26. Mid 1990s: American-born children in Rawal Pindi

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27. Mid 1990s: Nineties style on display in Lahore

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28. Late 1990s: Young girls dressed for camping

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29. Late 1990s: Family visiting from abroad in Lahore

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