20 Totally Awkward Family Photos from the 1970s

It’s hard enough to get the entire family together on the same date, at the same time and in the same place to take a family photo. Couple that with the challenge of making sure everyone is thinking clearly, on their best behavior and a willing participant and the fact that each person has their own idea of what they want to exude for the camera. Sometimes families get out of sync on these fronts and well…

That’s right… these pictures seem to reach an entirely new level of awkwardness!

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What in the world were we thinking? The '70s was a time of pushing traditionally normal limits. Everything from fashion, political, moral, musical and socially accepted standards were being challenged. At the time, it was all the rage to go out and jump on the bandwagon for the latest craze. Looking back now, however… well, let’s just say that more that a few of us have some regrets. Even more unfortunate is the fact that a lot of it was captured on film for all of eternity.