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The Fireplace Scam

The Fireplace Scam - Black And White

“My aunt gave me a very old family album.  This picture represent an ancestor resting her elbow on a fireplace.  The pose is stiff, like everyone’s pictures from this era. But when I looked closer at the fireplace, I saw that it was only a painting.  I like imagining the photographer’s instructions: ‘Move your elbow a little higher!’”

(submitted by Guillaume)

In Black And White • September 19th, 2016 • Add A Comment »

Queen Of The Cows

Queen Of The Cows - Black And White

“In Nebraska in the 1980′s,  they didn’t just have just regular beauty pageants, they had special pageants for Queen of the Cows. I received a stunning faux crown to place on the felt cowboy hat of my choice, and a $200 gift certificate to my favorite western store to purchase my new glitzy outfit. The handmade blue suede leather sash had to be returned. As you can image, I was the talk of the town.”

(submitted by Lola)

In Black And White • September 5th, 2016 • 1 Comment »

Side Eye

Side Eye - Black And White

“Over 60 years ago, my parents had a picture done professionally of my two older sisters and me. This was one of the “proofs” they received. My two older sisters have now passed. I showed this to a friend who sent me one of your cards and suggested I send this to you. My middle sister had no idea why she had the ‘sideways’ eyes, but it has brought a lot of humor to our family for many years.”

(submitted by Mary)

In Black And White • August 15th, 2016 • 2 Comments »

My Boyfriend’s Doppelganger

My Boyfriend’s Doppelganger - Black And White

“That awkward moment when you realize you’re dating your deceased grandpa.”

(via source)

In Black And White • August 9th, 2016 • 1 Comment »

Head Games

Head Games - Awkward Galleries

Via our friends at Mashable and their Retronaut collection, a gallery of Victorian-era “head shots.” Robert E. Jackson, a curator of vintage snapshots who purchased this gallery from eBay and other sources, says the photos offer a weird and hilarious look at 19th and 20th century photo manipulation.

“Sometimes a photo exists simply to provide a smile or a laugh, without any hidden agenda or messages,” says Jackson, who owns nearly 12,000 images in his vintage photography collection. “They might say more about the technical abilities of the photographer than the subjects themselves.”

Proof that ever since cameras were invented, people have found ways to have fun with them.

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In Awkward Galleries • August 1st, 2016 • Add A Comment »

Thongs Not Wrong

Thongs Not Wrong - Black And White

“This is my Dad meeting the queen. He’s wearing “thongs” (aka flip flops). The first time I found out my Dad met the Queen was today when a newspaper re-ran an article called “Even For The Queen, Thongs Not Wrong.”

(submitted by Summa)

In Black And White • July 28th, 2016 • 1 Comment »

Higher Education

Higher Education - Black And White

“Found this in my Mom’s 1973 yearbook.”

(via source)

In Black And White • July 20th, 2016 • Add A Comment »
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