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The 60’s

The Famtastic Four

“This is my dad, on the very far right, and his siblings in 1963.”

(submitted by IG @em.jay___

Grad Photo Redux

“Here is my sister Jan’s graduation photo in 1968 at 18, and a redo that we did in 2014 at 64.”

1968 photo by Adam’s Photography

2014 photo by Curt Alexander

(submitted by IG @edwoodham) 

Sonny’s Share

“It was the summer of ‘68 or ‘69 and my mom (holding her cousin) was in Las Vegas with her Aunt and Uncle to babysit their kids while they went to see Sonny and Cher in concert. Sonny and Cher stayed at the same hotel as them (Sahara) and were casually lounging by the pool one afternoon. Sonny obliged for a photo op with my mom and her cousin.”

(submitted by IG @slwhiteley

Playing Possum

“That’s my grandfather (Pappy) kneeling, my sister in his lap, and my cousin standing. I believe it was my uncle’s possum – he was known for taking in and rehabbing animals in a spare bathroom. This was taken in 1969 in Grand Junction, Tennessee.”

(submitted by IG @kacynb

Sunday Best

“Christmas of ‘69. Mom got a heckuva deal on fabric and yes indeed, we went to church like that.”

(submitted by IG @thatjillmunson

Flower Power

“I thought it would be fun for me to make matching outfits for my mom and my daughter and I. It was the 60s and these very large flower prints were very popular. I was so proud of my sewing abilities and my fake hair!”

(submitted by Diane) 

O Christmas Chair

“My mom’s family, 1963. My mom and aunt are the little girls in front row. We’re all very confused as to why the chair is the focal point of the picture. Apparently my mom’s grandmother, who took the photo, always took pictures where the people were not centered or heads were cut off. Otherwise it’s just a typical 1960s Christmas picture!”

(submitted by Shannon)

Happiest Birthday

“It’s my sister’s birthday in 1968 at the party where no one smiled.”

(submitted by IG @lorrainescatsandworld

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.)

An Easter Arrest

“This was taken Easter morning. I am the second from the left, and had just been bailed out of jail by my parents.  I had spent the night in jail in Ferguson, Missouri for taking a case of beer out of an open garage.”

(submitted by Charles)