Rewind·Posted on Jan 15, 201321 Magnificent Mid-Century Pics Of ParisThese dreamy black and white photos will make you want to Midnight-in-Paris yourself to another era.by Leonora EpsteinBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. 1968 Michael Holtz / Via robotcosmonaut.tumblr.com Beauty in a cafe. (She's smoking, but you shouldn't.) 2. 1960 Frank Horvat / Via greeneyes55.tumblr.com A very fashionable lady waits. But for whom, we ponder. 3. 1961 Keystone / Getty Images From a young age, the French trust their children to do grocery shopping and not spend the money on drugs. 4. 1960 Christer Strömholm / Via freecocaine.tumblr.com Couple in La Methode cafe. Man inspects extremely interesting crumb on the table. Woman dreams of finding a man who doesn't find crumbs interesting. 5. 1961 Willy Ronis / Via 0rchid-thief.livejournal.com Dancing in the streets on Bastille Day. Years later, a Motown song would turn this into a thing. 6. 1955 Central Press / Getty Images Beatniks just chillin'. 7. 1955 Fox Photos / Getty Images What clubbing in 1955 looked like. 8. 1969 Henri Cartier-Bresson / Via 0rchid-thief.livejournal.com Doggie, je t'aime. 9. 1955 Vagn Hansen / Getty Images Doggie, je t'aime: part deux. 10. 1965 Keystone / Getty Images Young ladies sun by the banks of the Seine. Jalouse much? 11. 1956 John Sadovy / Getty Images A French postal worker makes sure to smell each envelope before delivery to ensure it has been spritzed with the right amount of Chanel No. 5. 12. 1966 John Pratt / Getty Images Russian ballerina Sonia Petrovna waits for le bus, showing restraint by not dancing. 13. 1955 George W. Hales / Getty Images Menfolk in Paris do their part. 14. 1950 Three Lions / Getty Images Students from the Sorbonne kick it in the Luxembourg Gardens. 15. 1960s fantomas-en-cavale.tumblr.com Two fine ladies at a cafe on the Champs-Élysées. 16. 1955 Terence Le Goubin / Getty Images Twin sisters avoid eye contact with a waiter. 17. 1956 John Sadovy / Getty Images These people are having highly philosophical conversations. Comme d'habitude. 18. 1963 Keystone / Getty Images On a visit to Paris, Jane Fonda demonstrates the single-gloved scarf-tying technique, a very difficult French move to master. 19. 1956 Serge Berton / Getty Images A man and his dog wait for the bar to officially open. 20. 1955 Serge Berton / Getty Images A ballerina demonstrates the correct way to enter the Parisian métro. 21. 1964 John Pratt / Getty Images A woman tries to work one of those new-fangled "parking meters."