Awkwardian Era

May 3rd, 2009

Awkwardian Era - Black And White

Yep, even old-timey folks did it.

(submitted by Jeff)

415 Responses to “Awkwardian Era”

  1. notazombie says:

    This one’s actually pretty cool.

  2. Thomass says:

    Did they have cell phones back then? Look at the bars!

  3. beepboop says:

    …and they lived DIRECTLY under the stairwell.

  4. john milligan says:

    Am I the only one creeped out by the ghostly flower vase/squid thing in front of the youngest?

  5. Chris says:

    Didn’t anyone smile in pictures back then

  6. Maria says:

    And you can clearly see that hapiness runs the family!!

  7. You says:


  8. Heiska says:

    Oh.. It looks a cute and cool! I like old photos.. 🙂

  9. Darly ferreira says:

    Essa foto ta muito engraçada.. adorei o site de vçs vou mandar uma foto da minha família também.bjs!

  10. jein says:

    the fear that

  11. Jackline says:

    I just love it!!!

  12. CRU says:

    Alltel more bars in all the old places.

  13. Deuce says:

    Yep, but we eat largest to smallest.

  14. Sean Buzzard says:

    Wait…what’s happening?

  15. Sean Buzzard says:

    Actually, I’m a British person, too; I know these people…it was taken last June.

  16. Sean Buzzard says:

    Actually, I’m a British person, I know these people…it was taken last June.

  17. mhgkufkuf says:

    It’s a stunningly beautiful family photo, why do people have to pick apart *everything*?

  18. Rebecca says:

    Mom did her best to complete the series, but her darn uterus fell plumb out!

  19. danfo says:


  20. Colleen says:

    Look at the size of Dad’s hands…

  21. Susan says:

    This is my favorite of all the awkward photos. I may just have to pose my large family like this for the next family photo. : )

  22. RYAN says:

    Bringing you more awkwardness in more places

  23. Lisa says:

    Haha don’t say cheese!

  24. cait says:

    this. is. beauty.

  25. alex says:

    Why the long face?

  26. Sandra says:

    I’d really like to know who posted this and where/when/who it is. One of the kids in this looks identical to my nephew. Can anybody help me here?

    • MS says:

      Youngest one born in 1905 … so photo is from about 1908/9. Stevens family of Iowa. Don’t know who posted this or WHY to this site.

  27. chris says:

    this should be on an ATT commercial…”more bars”

  28. Laura says:

    Dads got extra long arms and a creepy look in his eyes….

  29. bobby smith says:

    Edward Domnio had an idea when he looked at his family foto

  30. acanthe says:

    Edward Gorey saw this portrait at a formative age.

  31. Amy says:

    can you hear me now?

  32. supppp says:

    its like a perfect line!

  33. Carly says:

    Well that’s convenient.

  34. Ross Youngblood says:

    More Bars in More Places…

  35. KAYSiE NiCKOlE says:

    somewhere years back, the mom of this family saw a picture like this with their children posed the same way. at that moment, she knew it was her destiny to have 5 children and follow in their footsteps.

  36. Hap Hapablap says:

    I can’t look at old family photos like this and not think of how many of the offspring died in their youth of cholera, polio or even the old dropsy.

  37. tara says:

    Standing means they are not dead!! Many old pictures were actually of dead people/

  38. blain says:

    Vintage photos like these always give me the creeps. The people being photographed always look/seem creepy. Maybe it’s just the clothing, and or, the black and white photograph. But vintage photos like this always will creep me out. They all look like siblings, are they?

  39. I actually really like this photo very much – the composition, light, tones are splendid. Nothing awkward about it – truely a piece of art.

  40. jess8lop says:

    What I want to know is how the mother kept her figure after 5 kids…

    Great symmetry too

  41. Kelly says:

    You’d think dad would wonder about those last two blond ones…

  42. T says:

    The near perfect 45 degree gradient is mind blowing

  43. Dominique Hamel says:

    I thought the Dalton’s were only 5….

  44. Bill in Houston says:

    Soruck of Vulcan crashlands on Earth in 1874 and learns to fit in without arousing too much suspicion.

  45. jack-on-the-rox says:

    Holy crap – get the giant freakin protractor! This is too precise to have been estimated by mere mortals!

  46. Keikokakes says:

    They actually had another daughter, but they had to leave her out because she’d just had a growth spurt and was the same height as her older brother.

  47. debbie says:

    The reason that they are all so skinny (and look rather deranged) is that they had been stood in this particular pose for nearing 18 months waiting for everyone to achieve the optimum height for this photograph to work.

  48. dr. d. says:

    wow… someone do a least-squares-fit on that family!

  49. darcy says:

    i love those boys boots.

  50. Raymond says:

    Unseen to the human eye, Mom is rebelling in pink flip flops.

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