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Family Portrait

Pocket Man

“My Dad’s self-portrait. Is there anything more 90s than acid-wash denim and a fake Rolex? As for the pocket, I don’t know what to tell you.”

(submitted by Emily)

Keeping Their Noses Clean

“Taken at a formal photographer’s studio  in 1975. Mom and Dad did it as a joke but I really meant it.”

(submitted by Katie)

Window Watcher

“This was not one of our best family photos, but somehow it works! It was Easter. I was newly pregnant and throwing up all day. Our one-year-old daughter would not sit still, hence the look on my husband’s face. Oh, and our three-year-old son decided this would be the only spot he would stand in. Somehow he looks like he is photobombing the pic, and is possibly an extra in ‘Children of the Corn’.”

(submitted by Sarah)

Sisterly Love

“My sister and I were about 20 and 22, and our little brother would have been about 15. We went to get family portraits taken and the photographer made us pose like this. My sister joked that our little brother smelled like farts, like he’d been “trapped in a room with 100 people farting for 100 minutes.”  This is now a family classic.”

(submitted by Kirstin)

Side Eye

“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)

Hawaiian Gothic

“This was a family portrait. I suspect my mother sewed the outfits.”

(submitted by Debbi)

The Christmas Chair

“My mom’s family, 1963. My mom and aunt are the little girls in front row. We’re all very confused as to why the chair is the focal point of the picture. Apparently my mom’s grandmother, who took the photo, always took pictures where the people were not centered or heads were cut off. Otherwise it’s just a typical 1960s Christmas picture!”

(submitted by Shannon)

Just Shoot Me

“One of many shots from our worst portrait sitting ever! Shoots only got more stressful when your little brother is born!”

(submitted by Nancy)

Grab Bag

“My relatives in India sent this picture to my Dad. I’m curious what the rest of my nephew’s shirt says.”

(via source)

Big Red

“Here’s a good one for ya lol 1992 Taft, CA.”

(submitted by brittany)