We’ve All Imagined What It Would Be Like to Grow Up in a Different Time. Annalisa Hartlaub Turned It Into a School Project.

Okay, we’ve all done this at one point or another: imagined what it would be like to grow up or live in a different time and place. From young children playing dress up to adults thinking what a joy it would be to share dinner with Dickens or Jesus or Socrates, there’s just a sense that we’d be different.

Annalisa Hartlaub took that pondering to heart. The sixteen-year-old art student at the Ohio State University transformed herself for a photography project. Just how different would she be depending on where and when she grew up? Well, let’s take a look.

1920s: The flapper and the socialite

1930s: The dust bowl farm girl and the city clerk

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Michael Harrell is a former staff member and current volunteer at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Federal Way, Washington. A blogger by hobby and social media manager by trade, he continues to teach the faith to ninth graders when he's not busy watching movies or theatre. He loves the Seattle Mariners, and his wife wants you to know he's married. You can follow him on Twitter.