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Head Games

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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

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“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

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

(via source)

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

Why So Serious?

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“When I was five my Dad told me to make my ‘serious face’ for the camera. So I did.”

(via source)

In Black And White • July 19th, 2016 • 2 Comments »

The Twins

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“My two-year-old daughter looks exactly like my Mom when she was two years old.”

(via source)

In Black And White • July 11th, 2016 • Add A Comment »

The Exhibitionists

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“My brother and his family tried taking a family picture in our field, but the cows kept following them. The cows were doing this in the background of every single photo. Almost as if they wanted to be photographed.”

(submitted by Janell)

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

My Brother’s Anguish

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“I found this image of my little brother. We found that lying in the street and he had to take a picture with it.”

(via source

In Black And White • June 1st, 2016 • 4 Comments »
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