The 60’s

Santa Danger - Christmas

Santa Danger

“We dug this gem up recently.  None of us realized how creepy the Santa was except our baby sister.  We still aren’t sure where the camera actually was.”

(submitted by Shelly)

The Grief Process - Christmas

The Grief Process

“My uncle, comforting my father after breaking a toy on Christmas morning, 1969. That’s brotherly love.”

(via source)

Sorry, Ozone - Kids

Sorry, Ozone

“May I present to you, my mother at her hairstyle peak.”

(via source)

An Easter Arrest - Easter

An Easter Arrest

“This was taken Easter morning. I am the second from the left, and had just been bailed out of jail by my parents.  I had spent the night in jail in Ferguson, Missouri for taking a case of beer out of an open garage.”

(submitted by Charles)

Brady Bunch - Family Portrait

Brady Bunch

“Note my baby brother in his hot maroon plaid suit gnawing on the metal railing. Epic!”

(submitted by Kristin)

Ready For Them To Leave - Grandpa

Ready For Them To Leave

“I found this while going through family photos the other night. I asked my Mom and Aunt,”Who’s the old shirtless guy that we seem to LOVE so much?” “Oh! that’s your Great-Grandpa Floyd.”

I can only imagine the mood when this photo was taken: “OK kids! Gather ’round Grandpa! Were going to capture the bliss of this moment and the FUN he is having before we leave!”

(submitted by Sandy)

Free Birds - Black And White

Free Birds

“My father (the blonde) in 9th grade for his class photo. As soon as the yearbook was released, he and his best friend were suspended.”

(submitted by Cori)

Photoshop In The 60’s - Family Portrait

Photoshop In The 60’s

“My grandparents decided to have a family photo done many years ago when my aunt was out of town. So, 5 of the 6 children were present for the photo.  They decided to later add a photo (a bad photo) of my aunt to perfect the picture and complete the family photo.  Honestly, you can barely tell it was even altered.”

(submitted by David)

The Chocolate Mystery - Kids

The Chocolate Mystery

“Discovered this one while digitizing my grandparents slides. Must have been around the late 1960s. We are not certain about what happened prior to this photo being taken. Our hypothesis: I (the girl) stole and ate the boy’s (my brother’s) chocolate and got into trouble for doing so. Result: Girl sad, boy sad. We’ll never find out but this is just epic. It makes me laugh every time I look at it.”

(submitted by Judith, from Münster, Germany) 

The Wedding Rumble - Photos

The Wedding Rumble

“Fight that broke out at my great-uncle’s wedding, 1968. I don’t remember all the details, but I think my great-uncle told me that some guys who somehow knew the bride showed up without being invited. Eventually, when the band took a break, they sat down in the band’s seats and started messing around with their instruments. Someone went up to confront them, then someone pulled someone off the stage and all hell broke loose. Maybe it was a bad omen, as the marriage didn’t last. But what cracks me up is that the official wedding photographer saw the fight and took the picture.”

(via source)