Yep, even old-timey folks did it.
(submitted by Jeff)
My sentiments exactly!
Yo también pienso lo mismo…!!!
No, no. No estoy de acuerdo con lo que dijo el primero…
Awesome line, Jill.
I love when replies are funnier than than the photos.
The first bit just says (I believe since my chinese is poor), Too funny (this adjective I’m not sure on), I laughed a lot.
Its called ‘elevator love’… next floor ‘bedroom department” lol
Didn’t know Lincoln had 5 kids
They don’t smile because dental care in those days was poor to non-exhistant. If it hurt – you pulled it out. I wouldn’t wanna see those grins – ok, maybe I would, but I’m not saying it would look good. lol
At least we know they have coverage in their area!
No way could you get a toddler to hold still for 10 minutes. Just notice what this woman did on a yearly basis… I wonder how many more kids she had.
Cingular, raising the bar
Judging by their heights…did that poor woman give birth five times in five years?! Whoa.
I love the long short/leggings combo on the boys. Totally gonna make my future sons dress that way.
Aww. That’s a sweet window into the past. Love the “stair-step” pose.
“I went to school with the third guy from the left… no REALLY…” lol 😉
I love this picture. Amazing.
“More bars in more places”
You know what I don’t get though? Somebody please explain to me that if it takes 5-10 minutes to take the picture, unless they remained absolutely 100% motionless the picture would come out looking like the ones you see on The Ring. All blurry, right?
haha oh please. They didn’t smile because it requires more muscle activity to hold a smile in place. When you have to stand absolutely still for the 5-10 minutes for the photographer to take the picture, you wouldn’t want to be smiling either… at least I wouldn’t be.
Cingular…..raising the bar….
why do i get the feeling Lurch is missing? ‘ YOU RANG!’
More bars in more places!
People didn’t smile because they thought that evil box the photographer was using was going to steal their soul.
that’s awesome and it made me to miss my family
none of them are smiling, which kinda creeps me out, but it’s still cool.
From the smallest, to the tallest across the top of their heads is a perfectly straight line. How creepy is that?
Otherwise, nice photo.
maybe the newborn baby didn’t fit in with the whole angle theme, so they left him out.
And in another year, they’ll probably have to re-take this photo with the new baby; such regular intervals in procreation, almost as if they were trying to set their watches by conception. Truly eerie
Linda foto, Adorei!
This looks like an add for AT&T…”more bars in more places?!?!?!”
“Alright now kids, put your hands on the hips of the person in front of you….. that’s right. Music, please?”
Hi, we’re the Bates family. Let me introduce the children, starting with my oldest son, Norman JR….
Kept trying for a girl and it finally worked! Happened in my family too – Every 14 months until a girl – me – popped out.
How did they get the baby to stand so straight (and still) for that amount of time? Amazing!
More bars in more places?
Great shot !…
Fantastic!! I love it! They’re a darn near perfect angle!
Looks like a cell phone reception commercial — seven bars
I think the heights are pretty relative to how far apart they were born most likely.
I like this picture somehow.
isn’t it strange that each of them is exactly two inches shorter then the person behind them?
I dont get how this is awkward, i find it quite awesome.
People didn’t smile in photographs back then very often. For one thing they were just trying to look like their regular selves, for another the exposure actually took quite a while. You should see the neck and back braces they used to put people in for portraits! Talk about awkward photos! Those braces look like torture devices instead of a photography studio supplies!
But the pose is truly awkward.
Gross! What strange thing seems to be the film Evoking spirits!
people didn’t smile in pictures back then because it took too long to take them and they couldn’t smile for that long. It wasn’t because they didnt smile lol. I love this pic it’s so clean and even lol and it does look like a matroyshka doll
That is just a precious old family photo..
Очень оригинальная постановка! Молодцы! Запоминающееся фото!
It kinda makes me wonder if they stunted the kids’ growth to achieve that pic.
Who opened the Russian doll?
disregard my previous posts, i don’t know what i’m talking about.
Interesting. Folks did not smile in many old photos due to long exposures with slow speed films………compared to today.
More bars in more places…
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