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.
People have been doing this for a long time. Source
I have no idea. Source
Then, this. Source
Oh, yes. Attaching scissors to your nose. Good times. Source
Kissing blindfolded, as one does. Source
People have also hated having their pictures taken for a long time. Source
Good old-fashioned piano playing with doily on head. Source
Just like your family game nights. Source
Men have always had to hold their wife's purses, and felt weird about it. Source
As it is so aptly titled, 'Smack'. Source
Fun in World War One. Source
Ladies with a giant (plastic) ice cream. Source
Partying. Or something. Source
Dancing. I think they're pretty smashed at this point. Source