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School Photos

There’s Something About Lottie

“When I was in 6th grade, my two older sisters were popular and had big hair, and I was an awkward kid so I thought I’d be cool for a day. I went to town on the Aquanet hairspray. I used almost half a can to get this Big Bang as tall as I could. The photographer literally had to take a step back to fit my hair in the school photo and i really don’t know how he kept a straight face. I shared this on Instagram once and couldn’t even fit it in the crop.”

(submitted by Lottie) 

Mind The Gap

“No one ever wore a Gap Athletic tee quite so well.”

(via source)

Holy Smokes

“My senior picture, 1984.”

(via source)

Come In Orson

“My 80’s style was on point in this school photo. Garfield pin on my Mork from Ork suspenders and pants, over my popped collar, on top of a unicorn print turtleneck. Everything above the neck is a bonus.”

(via source)

Play On Words

“I was looking through old pictures of my brother’s elementary school play when I noticed something.”

(via source)

Pipe Dreams

“I had my senior picture taken in front of a drainage pipe. Even my 90s hairdo was upstaged.”

(via source)

Miss Illinois

“I was pretty smooth when Miss Illinois came to visit.”

(via source

Clipped

“I found this picture recently when I was cleaning out some old photo boxes. I think I was in 3rd or 4th grade, which would make it the early 1980s. My parents, obviously having no idea what roach clips were used for, not only let me buy it, but let me go to school with it pinned to my collar on picture day.”

(submitted by Rebecca)

The Balloonist

“My mom insists on keeping my senior portrait on her fireplace mantle. So many bad decisions.”

(via source)

Major Laser

“This was my 9th grade school photo, the last school photo I ever took. It still hangs in some relative’s houses 31 years later. What can I say, it was the late 80’s on Long Island and hair metal reigned supreme. I am still proud of the height I got on my hair back then.”

(submitted by Kristin)