Charming Paper Moon Portraits Take Us Back in Time

Whimsical and quaint, these photos are so sweet.

There are few backdrops that could ever make us smile as much the paper moons of yesteryear. From about 1910-1945 these fun decorations lined the studios of photographers and bedecked booths at fairs, dances, and bazaars. From dour-looking men to toddlers giggling, these paper moon portraits take us back in time. Have a look for yourself and see if you aren’t just as charmed as we are!

1934. Via/ Flickr
1910s/20s. Via/ Flickr
1940s. Via/ Flickr
World War I era. Via/ Flickr
1920s. Via/ Flickr