Remember back in the day, when we used to ride goats and ostrich-drawn carriages? No?
Well, fear not - because we've been rifling through the picture archives of Alamy and have found photographic evidence.
Yes, if you think times are hard now, pity the poor people who used to keep pet squirrels, or have flowers for heads.
Ladies and gentlemen, we present: some of the weirdest, funniest vintage photos we've ever seen...
All images: Alamy