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Family Portrait

Sports Illustrated

“Family photo circa 1993. My mother spared no expense on her new track suit. Funny thing is, we all hate sports.”

(submitted by Erin) 

In Your Face

“This is our first family portrait. A friend thought it was staged but not at all. After about 10 minutes of taking pictures it was getting pretty hard to wrangle my son. I actually love this photo the most because it really captures the family dynamic well.”

(submitted by Yasemin) 

The B Sides

“My sister found these in reject pile from a childhood photo shoot, but we think these should really have been chosen for the living room wall.”

 

(submitted by IG @davislp

Dapper In Denim

“A glorious photo of my partner and his family in 2002 at a church in Gurnee, IL. The reason why all are wearing denim seems to be lost to time.”

(submitted by IG @mj_schmitz and IG @grantgosizk

Daughter Brawl

“This pretty much sums up my childhood. I’m the blond on the left burying my head in my sister’s lap while she gets in a cheap shot. The youngest is fish-hooking my other sister while my mother looks on and laughs. My father is letting everyone know what his future looks like with four daughters like these.”

(submitted by Linday)

Purple Haze

“One day, back in ’81 or so, MawMaw thought it would be a good idea for us to all enjoy a few glasses of her fermented ‘friendship punch’ before heading down to the photo studio at K-Mart.”

(submitted by Chuck)

Waiting To Exhale

“1978. I was sporting a Jimmy Connors haircut. I’ve filled out just a bit since then…”

(submitted by Stu)

Little Darth

“My family was asked to bring their favorite item to a Unitarian church photoshoot. I brought a flip phone, my father a guitar, and my 8-year-old brother his Darth Vader mask. He refused to take the photo without it.”

(submitted by Zoe)

The Big Dig

“This is my family. Maybe 1977. The beautiful backdrop of the golden sunset on wallpaper accentuates the glow of happiness on our faces. My little sister is clearly the champion. My dad was a part time photographer in the 70’s, and we took lots of posed family portraits. This one my sister found deep in the archives of old negatives. It never saw the light of day….until now.”

(submitted by Carl)

Everybody Do The Dinosaur

“Photo of my family and me (on the left) in the 80’s. No lie, this was a casual Saturday afternoon on our way to the mall! Just HaleyASaurus, MommyASaurus, and HeidiASaurus traveling around in our ‘Wish We Were A Dinosaur Family’ sweats!”

(submitted by Haley)