Totally Awkward Family Photos from the '70s

By | June 3, 2018

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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.

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It could be safely said that every family has that “one” relative; we all know what that means. No family is perfect, and those imperfections are all the more obvious when they are captured by the camera. That’s right… the camera doesn’t lie! Below you will see some of the craziest and awkward family photos from the groovy era.

A picture is said to be worth a thousand words. Well, in the case of some of the pictures shown below, all the words in the world couldn’t begin to explain or make sense of what you see. It’s almost a toss-up between the bad hair and clothing choices to the subject matter and what people thought would be nice to commemorate.

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!