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Head Games

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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Thongs Not Wrong

“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)

Higher Education

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

(via source)

Why So Serious?

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

(via source)

The Twins

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

(via source)

The Exhibitionists

“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)

My Brother’s Anguish

“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

The Questionable Headband

“My mother’s story is all I have to go by on this one. She claims to have been blindsided by a small, local modeling agency photo shoot with their own idea of props to benefit my budding modeling career. Needless to say this was my first and last photo shoot.”

(submitted by Jessica) 

Vodka Stand

“My great-grandfather in his younger years doing a headstand… while being funneled Smirnoff.”

(via source)

The Pre-Photoshop Days

“This pic of me and my Dad was on his desk at work for over 25 years. Wasn’t until he retired that I noticed this…”
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