The Natives

May 18th, 2011

The Natives - Family Portrait

The museum was facing budget cuts.

(submitted by Mike)

48 Responses to “The Natives”

  1. alisotom says:

    be careful with that hacket, kid, you’ll cut your pants off… OOPS!!! too late

  2. Beth says:

    Looks so natural, it gives me chills. And stomach cramps.

  3. Audrey says:

    I bless the rains.

  4. Victoria says:

    Petting zoo

  5. MCR says:

    Amazing! Live animals…stuffed humans!

  6. This brings an entirely new meaning to the phrase, “Lions, Tiger and Bears; oh my!” The son on the left’s face explains how I feel about this photo. Any approximation on the year? I’d say 70′s/80′s based on the short length.

  7. Golly Gee says:

    ‘awwww Dad…do we hafta get our pictures taken like this? The kids and school might find out.’

  8. NightOwl says:

    Marney required all of her guests to volunteer at her local museum.

  9. transcendentc says:

    This looks like a Photoshop project, to me. The boy’s face is from a famous painting (I cannot recall the name or artist though), Sonny Bono’s head looks pasted on some guy’s body with the arm placed, er, posed (?) double entendre’ style…. The scale of everything and some animal figures appear trimmed by scissors and glue pasted. Interesting and a bit disturbing.

  10. Carolyn says:

    What is Dad supposed to be doing??

  11. chiefscribe says:

    Swiss Family Rosenblatt

  12. Alan says:

    He had tried to out’fox’ her,but she knew he was always ‘lion’ to her,you know ‘monkey’ing around. She was still not aware that he was a ‘cheetah’.

  13. Ken G. says:

    No animals were hurt in the filming of this family photo…… oops, maybe they were?

  14. Noneya says:

    I’m trying to figure out whose idea this was. None of them look happy about being there.

  15. AndrewT says:

    The background for this jungle scene seems to be some northern fir tree forest.

    • Allison says:

      And did you notice the red fox in the bottom left hand side? Hmm, a little bit of Africa in Vermont.

  16. Jola Schraub says:

    Dad kinda looks like Sonny Bono!

  17. Nosferatu says:

    I’m. So. Jealous. This has got to be the best family vacation photo EVER!

  18. Michael says:

    The girl on the right won’t kill anything with that rubber-tipped spear.

  19. steph says:

    Didn’t we already see this one a few months back?

  20. Snowrider says:

    “And after we get our picture taken at Frank’s Animal World and Sub Shop we’ll jump in the wagon queen and head down US-131 and visit the big fiberglass trout in Kalkaska and then zoom right to Wallyworld”

  21. Don says:

    What a fox !!!!!!! No really…bottom left hand corner…

  22. Jennifer* says:

    The acting bug runs strong in that family ;-)

  23. Snowrider says:

    Not 100% certain but I don’t think mom is real happy to be there. Gonna’ be a cold night at Mike’s house.

  24. mamasita says:

    is that the “dad” or is it a wax sculpture of Sonny Bono?

    • addypann says:

      LOL I was wondering the same thing!

    • DinkumDeb says:

      Had the same thought! I worked in a museum 30 years ago that had “life-like” dioramas, but whoever staged this one went “overkill” on the elements!

      The idea is not to use every prop in storage, nor is it intended to err on the side of fake.

      Budget cuts indeed!

  25. Sarah says:

    Ugh, I hate real stuffed animals. They are so creepy. I never understood why anyone would want to decorate their house with corpses?

    And the boy on the left with the shield is posing so well he looks like he’s stuffed too. *shudders*

    • Bookworm says:

      Me too, I always feel bad for the animals, that they ended up that way. Look at the poor lion that Shield Boy is leaning on. She’s about to topple over. It reminds me of that Gary Larson cartoon where the guy shoots the bear who’s peacefully lapping water at a stream and then later when he stuffs the corpse he fashions the bear in a threatening, teeth-bearing snarl.

  26. Harry says:

    It’s hard to tell which is stuffed and which is real!!

  27. Andy Everett says:

    Just brilliant!

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