Instagram Filter Or Vintage Photo? These Pics Make It Tough To Tell

by Bee Gray

Vintage filters have long been trending (thanks, Instagram!). Slap a little sepia on most photos and you can transform a passing moment into an instantly nostalgic and unforgettable pic. We all do it — because brunch look so much better when it’s all gold and hazy and looks like a perfect cut-out from a 1967 Home & Garden shoot, obviously — and filters are getting so good that frankly it’s sometimes tough to tell anymore whether or not a photograph is a throwback or something you shot on a phone. 

We pulled together a couple of pics that are hard to pin down in the vintage vs. modern realms. Which ones are the real deal, and which ones have just been retro-fied? You make the call. The answer key is at the bottom!













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Images Via, VintageCoo,, 1973 ( old), Bettmann/CORBIS, Tumblr/Beedazzl, memebers7.boardhost, Huffingpost, Error888, mysticmamma, Fearofshade, BetsyRoszowiak, LauraMay

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