Ahhh, #foodporn. How many of us happily devour it (or create it) every day? In fact, for some people, capturing an Instagram-worthy snap of a meal can take precedence over actually eating it. But not that long ago, food photography was less slick ― and, it must be said, often less appetizing ― than it is today. Skeptical? Take a look at the pictures here, from a more innocent time ― before social media made food porn addicts of us all.

15 Vintage Food Photos That Will Make You Squirm

Food photography ain't what it used to be. (Thank heavens.)

Ahhh, #foodporn. How many of us happily devour it (or create it) every day? In fact, for some people, capturing an Instagram-worthy snap of a meal can take precedence over actually eating it. But not that long ago, food photography was less slick ― and, it must be said, often less appetizing ― than it is today. Skeptical? Take a look at the pictures here, from a more innocent time ― before social media made food porn addicts of us all. A potentially edible worm corkscrews its way through a ... flayed tomato, maybe? Tom Kelley A potentially edible worm corkscrews its way through a ... flayed tomato, maybe? A delightful prawn salad, topped off with an avocado slice and vinaigrette. Tom Kelley Archive A delightful prawn salad, topped off with an avocado slice and vinaigrette. A fish sandwich in an oddly featureless roll takes pride of place on a plastic plate. Tom Kelley Archive A fish sandwich in an oddly featureless roll takes pride of place on a plastic plate. An assortment of largely unidentifiable sweet foods presented with care on … a slice of wood? Tom Kelley Archive An assortment of largely unidentifiable sweet foods presented with care on … a slice of wood? Fresh beef emerges from a meat grinder as two men hard-stare in the background. Tom Kelley/Getty Images Fresh beef emerges from a meat grinder as two men hard-stare in the background. Somewhere under the layers of gummies and dried nuts is a cupcake. Tom Kelley Archive Somewhere under the layers of gummies and dried nuts is a cupcake. Either a juicy Sloppy Joe, or a very loosely constructed burger. Evidently, someone on the crew was hungry. Tom Kelley Archive Either a juicy Sloppy Joe, or a very loosely constructed burger. Evidently, someone on the crew was hungry. An assortment of desserts including molded Jell-O, chocolate pudding, a banana-cream pie, and some fruit that might have wandered in from another studio. Tom Kelley Archive/Getty Images An assortment of desserts including molded Jell-O, chocolate pudding, a banana-cream pie, and some fruit that might have wandered in from another studio. An enticing bowl of intensely red stew with soup crackers on the side. Tom Kelley Archive An enticing bowl of intensely red stew with soup crackers on the side. A classic meatloaf, along with some vegetables that, it seems, the chef forgot to include in the dish. Tom Kelley Archive A classic meatloaf, along with some vegetables that, it seems, the chef forgot to include in the dish.

Bowl of salad, close-upTom Kelley ArchiveA bowl of heavily dressed salad boasts bits of cubed beef and slices of hard-boiled egg. The dinner rolls look appetizing though.

Salad topped with mayonnaise with mayonnaise bottle, close-upTom Kelley ArchiveAn alluring assortment of fresh fruit and vegetables, topped with even fresher dollops of mayonnaise.

Roasted turkey in platter, close-upTom Kelley ArchiveA glistening turkey shares a bed of lettuce with pineapple slices and cranberry globs.

Pineapple and cream on green salad, close-upTom Kelley ArchiveWhat do you see when you look at these intriguingly arranged scoops of cottage cheese?

Slices of meat with fish cubes in paper plate, close-upTom Kelley ArchiveSurf and turf and...garden? A hunk of red meat and cubes of fish nestle alongside slices of tomato, a scallion, and a single black olive.