Skip to content

School Photos

Wade In The Water

“This is the result of me getting the lead in a play. I had to stand in a blow-up swimming pool on stage in a swimsuit while a group of kids sang ‘She waded in the water’ behind me. The grand finale was me getting my swim suit wet. Definitely awkward back then, but kind of creepy now.”

(submitted by Lesley)

Sugar Grills

“Classic sugar grill.  Story goes that I chewed on my bottle so much that it ruined my teeth. My neighbors used to chase me around the yard with pliers saying they were going to rip out my teeth and sell the silver.”

(submitted by Zachary)

PMS

“Junior High is hard enough without your mother buying you a bright red monogram sweater like this.”

(submitted by IG @Greggnp

Dialed In

“1986 Senior Pictures. So much to unpack here. The phone, the boots, the ornamental side clip in the very bottle blonde hair…”

(submitted by IG @dawncabl

Denim On Denim

This is me in 1997/98 school photo, the mushroom cut with the Canadian tuxedo picture has followed me ever since.

(submitted by IG @thetomshow13)  

Propaholic

“My Aunt’s high school drill team photo. Do you think she needs more props?”

(submitted by Christie) 

 

The Triangle

“My mother got her hairdresser diploma in 1987. I was a poor innocent victim of her experiments. I guess she put a billiard triangle around my head and put in some hairspray.”

(submitted by Karine)

Beanie Lady

“My 1998 senior photo. Could any other photo describe the Beanie Baby craze better!?!?”

(submitted by IG @michimadeboutique, IG @hippiemommyofseven)

 

Lil Crockett

“My brother would let my mom pick out his hairdos for his entire childhood despite the fact that she used to dress him in sailor suits. This is a result from the 1980s”

(submitted by Dawn) 

Bangin’

“The day before school pictures 1984 my mom was complaining that I wore black too often (all the time). So after making myself beautiful on school picture day I grabbed an old white sweater vest out of her closet and wore it to school. She still was not pleased with my school photos. Wonder why?”

(submitted by Mara)