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23 Completely Random Old Photos Of People Standing On Things

Before planking was a thing, there was standing. Inspired by the State Library of Victoria.

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1. Apparently in the olden days, people really liked standing on things.

St Kilda, Victoria, 1909.
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St Kilda, Victoria, 1909.

2. They stood on walls, of course.

Sydney, New South Wales, c. 1934
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Sydney, New South Wales, c. 1934

3. Next to columns.

1903.
Via Flickr: whatsthatpicture / Creative Commons

1903.

4. At the beach.

Nelson, New Zealand, 1945.
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Nelson, New Zealand, 1945.

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5. They stood on steps.

c. 1919
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c. 1919

6. And boxes.

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7. They also stood on horses.

c. 1911-1932.
State Library of Victoria / Via Flickr: statelibraryofvictoria_collections / Creative Commons

c. 1911-1932.

8. Swag.

c. 1940.
State Library of Victoria / Via Flickr: statelibraryofvictoria_collections / Creative Commons

c. 1940.

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9. Ponies got some lovin' too.

Melbourne, Victoria, 1914.
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Melbourne, Victoria, 1914.

10. And motorbikes!

c. 1920-1940.
State Library of Victoria / Via Flickr: statelibraryofvictoria_collections / Creative Commons

c. 1920-1940.

11. They even stood on cars.

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12. #YOLO.

Fishermen's Bend, Victoria, 1963.
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Fishermen's Bend, Victoria, 1963.

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13. Here's a guy standing on a very rocky bridge.

c. 1920-1954.
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c. 1920-1954.

14. This guy standing on a bridge under construction.

1938.
West Vancouver Archives / Via Flickr: westvanarchives / Creative Commons

1938.

15. And a priest standing on debris.

1955.
Sant Louis University Libraries / Via Flickr: slu_digitization / Creative Commons

1955.

16. Here's a bunch of people standing on a train.

1897.
Montana State University / Via Flickr: msulibrary / Creative Commons

1897.

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17. Here's some guys standing on a railroad handcar.

Arthur Public Library / Via Flickr: imlsdcc / Creative Commons

18. Some people on a truck bed.

University of Washington Libraries / Via Flickr: imlsdcc / Creative Commons

19. This man on a wagon.

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20. And some men standing on hay.

Olympic Peninsula Community Museum, University of Washington Libraries / Via Flickr: imlsdcc / Creative Commons
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21. People stood on other people.

1917.
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1917.

And there were also GOATS standing on people.

c. 1941.
State Library of Victoria / Via Flickr: statelibraryofvictoria_collections

c. 1941.

22. Then there was this guy. How did he even get up there?

India, c. 1900-1930.
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India, c. 1900-1930.

23. And all these crazy people standing on these cranes.

c. 1920s.
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c. 1920s.