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Bummer

“My Mom let me pick out my clothes for picture day. I even took a pair of her earrings to tie together my all red outfit. I wasn’t thinking when I picked my shirt. The camera cut off at the exact wrong point.”

(submitted by Gina) 

PMS

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

(submitted by IG @Greggnp

Meet Fred

“Here I am as a child holding my favorite ‘doll’: a one-cent bathroom tile my mom got me at the hardware store. His name was Fred and he lived in a luxurious dollhouse, had a vacation home and a boat. Not pictured are his tile wife and tile triplets.”

(submitted by IG @just_call_meee_al

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)  

Glamour Girl

“My dad took me to the mall to get Glamour Shots done for my tenth birthday. I was so excited, this was everything to me. I turned out to look like a 40-something real estate agent, and a possible Delta Burke twin. Designing Women, here I come! LOL!”

(submitted by Jamie) 

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)

 

Hands On

“My son’s school picture. I don’t know what’s worse, his expression, or the hand creeping in behind him. Needless to say, retakes were done.”

(submitted by IG @mitchellmaryann)

Semi Perm

“We live in a rural super small town in central Illinois. My Aunt who had moved to the ‘big city’ (Chicago) went to beauty school. She came home to visit with her home perm set. We were all impressed.. She set it up in our kitchen and permed me, my mom and my 3 siblings. I had the longest hair so she just did my bangs. Mullets weren’t even a thing yet!”

(submitted by Devin)