History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

27 May, 2011

More Silliness of Former Days

A lot of the photographs we see from the past are certain kinds of photographs -- portraits, or documentary, or captures of important events, often done by professional photographers. These are just the kinds of photographs that end up in museums and archives. Of course, cameras have been popular among the public for all this time, too-- there are probably millions of snapshots that aren't collected anywhere. Luckily, there are some who gather these snapshots and share them online....and oh, the finds! People have always been silly and weird with their friends, but it's quite rare to see these kinds of pics in museum collections (though I've a few in my first Silliness post). In personal snapshots, however, we see all sorts of weirdness. Todays' photos come from the remarkable collection of Flickr user unexpectedtales, particularly a collection made up entirely of Peculiar Snapshots. There are loads of wonders to be found there, from the ridiculous to the adorable, and I do highly recommended everyone to have a look for themselves! 

The photographs are reproduced with the kind permission of unexpectedtales. 


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People have been doing this for a long time. Source




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I have no idea. Source





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Then, this. Source




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Oh, yes. Attaching scissors to your nose. Good times. Source





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Kissing blindfolded, as one does. Source





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People have also hated having their pictures taken for a long time. Source





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Good old-fashioned piano playing with doily on head. Source






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Just like your family game nights. Source





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Men have always had to hold their wife's purses, and felt weird about it. Source





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As it is so aptly titled, 'Smack'. Source





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Fun in World War One. Source





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Ladies with a giant (plastic) ice cream. Source





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Partying. Or something. Source





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Dancing. I think they're pretty smashed at this point. Source

2 comments:

arnique said...

Thanks for this laugh. Plus ca change c'est la meme chose.

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

Graphite said...

Great collection of photos, congrats!

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