Yep, even old-timey folks did it.
(submitted by Jeff)
This isn’t awkward at all… this is amazing!
Not sure why, but this pic makes me sorta seasick. I need some fresh air.
Great advertising by AT&T aside (lmao), an awesome photo! I can’t believe how clever and creative the photographer was in this. He thought outside the box with this as photo. Photography was still relatively new and this type of pose is the first I’ve seen from this era. And I’ve seen hundreds at this era (turn of the last century). Great photo!
The evolution of man, with some exceptions.
The look on Dad’s face here totally creeps me out. I’m wondering if this is the H.P. Lovecraft family photo?
I like this one !!
Actualy this is like one of those movies where a stranger comes to the house meets all these people in the present and at the end of the movie finds this photo and realises they are all dead…
Why does here glasses seemed fogged up? Just before the shot was she yelling at them all to get in line and come to attention – Schnellll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
finally Jack The Ripper is unmasked….. look at those eyes!!!!!
This photo is the opposite of awkward. It’s combines remarkable mathematical precision with relaxed attitude. They’re so cool with themselves they practically have yoga shoulders. I’m beginning to wonder if by awkward family photos you simply mean old family photos.
The image is squeezed on the site, but not if you open it separately. The effect is the same, but it doesn’t look messed up and fake.
I’m having 5 kids just so I can arrange for this pose.
At least they are experiencing a constant growth rate.
this picture creeps me outt.
Dude! Monocles are for ladies!
Wow… Americans used to be thin before the invention of diet coke.
BMW – That’s not a girl. That’s just a boy too young for short pants. It’s an era thing.
lurch had his own family while not working with the adams
what what in the butt
I want to just run up their heads.
If by “awkward” you mean “completely badass”.
Early Slim Fast Commercial~ Good for the whole family!
5th time’s a charm!
Another progression picture. In his early adulthood he was confused about his sexuality.
And finally a girl….
You know what though. Their heights were all so perfect, it would have been stupid NOT to.
Wonder how long they had to stand stock still for this shoot? Back then, kids were disciplined, by golly.
Is it me, or do the parents look like they could be siblings as well?
I can’t believe they had offsprings…
Is the Mom wearing a monocle?
People never smiled in photos in those days. I love this!
So weirdly incremental. You think they fed them systematically for several years to get this photo just right?
Why do I suddenly feel like getting an AT&T phone…
This is incredibly adorable.
I think it’s kinda cool
Wait a minute…THIS IS AWESOME!
The floor is actually what is slopped, the photographer just angled it so it did not look weird that all the member where the same size.
Can you hear me now?
More bars in more places…
We’ve come a long way in the lighting department.
It was the one in the middle’s idea.
I actually love this picture…
I actually think this might have been considered cutting edge posing back then… this one kind of speaks to me!
Their heads fit perfectly a straight line. That’s what one would call timely production.
whoa, a whole skinny family.
Bryan: ha! nice call on the cell service.
Have we got any cell service yet?
This was probably the cool way to photograph a family back then, lol
Reminds me of the Verizon bars thing in all the commercials.
That’s AT&T’s ad campaign…the bars. Verizon has the dude that walks thru the dessert asking “can you hear me now”
They finally got a GIRL!!!
See those buckin ears on the side of their buckin heads? That makes them Buccaneers! Arrrgghh Shiver me timbers…..
For Halloween they could walk around with quarters on their heads and tell everybody that they are a bunch of thumbtacks……
My aunt and uncle have a picture of their family that is similar to this one, except the background and floor are all white. Taken when their youngest was just 1 year old, all 8 of them form bars in line from smallest to largest. Not awkward at all, it is one of my all time favorite photographs.
is he walking through german chocolate cake? or maybe banana creme pie?
Agreed. I actually think it is fantastic. Nicely composed.
I also love this picture… you can’t do this very often.. with such a straight line to it
OMG, now THAT’s funny
I’d say at least three nines…..
I was going to say the same thing. Made nappy changes and toilet-training easier too.
Sorry Donna, My money is on a boy. They used to dress em like that
OL FERTILE MYRTLE AND HIS ZYGOTES!!
I think more ladies should wear monocles, thats sort of “edgy”. Do you think she has a tattoo to go with it.
My first thought as well. If thats not Lovecraft they must be related. Well unless everyone back then had giant mutant chins…
I said “nice” to this once already, Bryan…saying it again as your female alter-ego will earn you no more praise.
Yeah, what is that? Like a perfect 43 degrees?
I wonder if it was 40 by the end of the shoot?
yeah, that’s what I was thinking!!
That could be a boy. My grandma said that sometimes that young boys were put in dresses. Look at the hair too.
It WOULD be pretty difficult to hear much if you’re in the middle of a dessert–the chocolate could get stuck in your ears!
(Now a DESERT, on the other hand…)
those are some crazy ears!
Infant mortality being what it was at the time, this family was very lucky to not have a couple gaps that would have roughed up the ramp a bit.
I meant legs no leas sorry very tired
I’m with you – this photo intrigues me and doesn’t feel awkward either!
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