20 Vintage Ice Cream Photos | Free Download

Here’s a small collection of free vintage images featuring people eating ice cream! These are curated from various public domain resources, lightly edited, and are available for personal or commercial use as they are out of copyright in the United States. If you’re from outside the US, you may have different restrictions.

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Edwardian girl with ice cream

This cutie is from 1913!

Soda Jerk

This photo was taken in 1936. “Soda jerk” is American slang for the guys who worked the soda fountain counter at drug stores in the 1920s-1950s, where they served sodas, ice cream floats, and so on.

1920s movie star with ice cream bar

This is Betty Compson, a movie star from the 1920s! She’s eating an Eskimo Pie (now called Edy’s Pies) which is vanilla ice cream coated in chocolate.

Turkish ice cream seller

This photo is from 1898 and shows an ice cream merchant selling treats to his young customers.

Children with ice cream cones

This photo was taken in 1938 at the National Rice Festival in Crowley, Louisiana.

American soldier eating ice cream

This photo was taken in 1943 in Palermo, Italy. The soldier there recently met up with his Italian cousins.

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Edwardian women eating ice cream cones

This photo was taken in 1917 and shows Eileen Sedgwick and Marion Tiffany eating ice cream cones at the Greenwich Village Garden Party, a benefit for the Red Cross.

Young woman eating ice cream, 1940s

This photo was taken in 1942 in Michigan, during a national music summer camp.

1940s ice cream truck

This photo was taken in 1942 in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Victorian ice cream advertisement

This ad for a Victorian ice cream maker is from 1889.

Four African-Americans eating ice cream

This photo is from 1939 and was taken in San Augustine, Texas.

Ice cream truck with crowd of customers

This photo is from 1942 and was taken in Washington, D.C.

Asian-American kids eating ice cream cones

This photo is from 1942. While a super cute photo, it was taken during the forced removal to the temporary concentration camp during World War II which puts a somber spin on it.

Blonde boy eating ice cream (2)

These two photos were taken in 1941 in Vale, Oregon.

Two girls and their father eating ice cream

This photo was taken in 1957!

Little girl eating ice cream cone (2)

These photos were taken in 1942 in Detroit, Michigan.

Trade card

This is a trade card of an illustrated boy serving ice cream and was created between 1876-1890.

Japanese children with ice cream

This photo was taken in 1906 in Yokohama, Japan. Look at their little outfits!

I hope you enjoyed these images! If you use them in a collage or junk journal spread, leave a comment and let me know!

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