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Joyride

“This is a photo of my daughter and her father riding the Tennessee Tornado roller coaster at Dollywood. When we saw the photo at the sales kiosk, we laughed so hard we just HAD to buy it!”

(submitted by Jennifer)

Glamour Grams

“My grandmother and great grandmother around 1992 or 93. According to my grandma, ‘We went to one of those photo places in the Palm Desert mall and they duded us up like floozies. We howled when we saw these pictures.'”

(submitted by IG @jillisol

When Laura Ashley Attacks

“This is a photo of my mom, younger sister, and me visiting my mom’s parents in Scottsdale, AZ in 1989. My grandmother, an old-school WASP, ordered these matching Laura Ashley dresses for the occasion. There’s no good explanation of my modified bowl-mullet hairstyle, however.”

(submitted by Emily)

 

Candy Cigarettes

“Easter 1967. The Easter Bunny brought two baskets — one with candy for me, one with Tareyton cigarettes for my father.”

(submitted by L.A.)

Easter Basket Cases

“We took my son to a church Easter egg hunt. Afterward they did free photos with the bunny…and a bonus clown and bird.”

(submitted by IG @jillorin

Single White Doll

“My best friend in all the world – Way past time when it was okay to be wearing matching dresses with your doll…. and having professional photos taken.”

(submitted by Anna)

Last Action Heroes

“I’m on the right my brother is on the left. It was the middle 80s. All I can say is I fully hold Stallone and Van Damme responsible for this. We tried. We failed. Miserably.”

(submitted by Edward)

Alternative Wedding

“My dad got remarried in 2004 when I was 16 and my sister was 12. This was our attire.”

(submitted by IG @khughes215)

Cover Girl

“I guess my parents thought that it was a good idea for me to aspire to be on Cosmo at the age of 12. This was taken at one of those stands at Universal Studios in the 90’s.”

(submitted by IG @eyeloveoly)

Code Pink

“In 1990, I was in the Marine Corps and our family only had a few days together. We wanted to “remember” this date. Mission accomplished! We should have been arrested for child abuse. As we walked across the parking lot towards the portrait studio, people laughed, right out loud! Now THERE was a clue!”

(submitted by Steve)