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AFP Hall Of Fame

Number 2

“This is a picture of my sister-in-law. Why did the photographer think this was a good idea? Why did her mom decide to order the pictures?”

(submitted by Laura)

Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting

“This is a photo of me and my family. For the record, my dad is not Ron Jeremy.”

(submitted by Daniel)

Tape

“My father took this picture of my brothers and me. He’s from Slovakia and English is his second language. Maybe he couldn’t read the sign.”

(submitted by Jessica)

Shrooming

“This is hanging in my cousin’s house. They hired a new family photographer that year and thought this was a great idea.”

(submitted by Joanna)

The Cat’s Pajamas

“We just got married, and had no kids or pets yet… just this cat skeleton, “Bones”. We decided to take him with us to our first family portrait. He was later sold on eBay to a theater company who used him as a prop in a play.”

(submitted by Courtney)

The Rub

“This is my husband when he was 6 or 7. His grandma sent him to school on PICTURE DAY in this shirt. You can’t see the bottom, but the shirt actually says ‘Rub it easy, make it hard.’ No joke. His grandma obviously was clueless. Needless to say, he didn’t wear it to school again.”

(submitted by Wendy)

Glass Onion

“My mother is pregnant with me in this photo, you can see my older sister, and my cousin. The old farts are the photographer/my grandad, and my gran. Then my mother and her 2 sisters are sitting, and their spouses are standing. Creepy Uncle Stu is the only one posing. My dad is clearly enjoying time with his in-laws.”

(submitted by Rachel)

Renaissance Regrets

“I lived in Luxembourg as a kid so my family did a lot of traveling in the five years we lived there.  In looking through the pictures, it was obvious that my siblings and I were not happy campers on this trip to Italy as we all refused to smile in every picture. I’m sure my Dad thought it was hilarious to have his eight-year-old daughter pose in front of a fat naked man sitting on a turtle.

The statue is ‘The Fountain of Bacchus’, sculpted in 1560 by Valerio Cioli. He used Duke Cosimo I’s court dwarf as the model for Bacchus. If you want to see the statue today, or take your own picture with it, it’s at the Boboli Gardens in Florence, Italy.”

(submitted by Shelly)

An Easter Possession

“This photo has baffled my family since it was taken on Easter 1984. When my mom got the photo back, she immediately had me try to pose like this and I couldn’t. We’ve never figured it out. No photoshop, and I assure you I am neither possessed by a demon nor anywhere near that flexible.”

(submitted by Sarah)

The Sunbathers

“This is a wedding photo of the extended family – and a couple of unintentional bystanders who didn’t bother getting out of the shot.”

(submitted by Jeremy)