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There are many ways to waste time online, but perhaps my favorite educational online diversion is watching archives of footage transferred from film to YouTube, showcasing what life was once like, offering glimpses of the lives our parents, grandparents, and even great grandparents once led. Whether for nostalgia or for curious entertainment, these 10 video time capsules sorted by decade reveal the lifestyles, fashion, homes, and dreams of yesterday long past...

The 1900's: San Francisco

The 1910's
 The 1920's
The 1930's: Miami

The 1940's: Chicago
1950's: London

1960's: California (Also recommended: Greenwich Village

The 1970's: New York
The 1980's: Los Angeles

The 1990's: The Internet