Okay, they’re not daguerrotypes, but if you enjoy awkwardfamilyphotos.com I found the cutest set of awkward family photos from before 1930 (although I have my doubts about the time period on the Weekie Watchee mermaid.) Some of them are adorable, some of them I don’t get why anybody would find them awkward, and too many of them have creepy-ass dolls and puppets.
The guy in photo #1 wasn’t actually there when the picture was taken. He is believed to be Theodore (Petey) Pally who was lynched in 1893. He was an axe murderer but also known as quite the prankster and shows up in lots of their family photos in goofy poses.
I get that feeling on nearly every photo of women from yesteryear. There were some exceptions in this collection, but they usually look like torture victims from some gulag. My sister in law has her husband’s parents and grandparents, and both women look like they want to swallow a handful of cyanide.
I bet he lives in the beard and goes everywhere with his beard daddy. I think it’s sweet.
Harmonious Discord - even the ones with the creepy dummies?
I think the reason it’s funny is that I’ve spent too much time on Awkward Family Photos, and it’s hilarious to see the exact same silly photo poses in family pictures from the turn of the century, is all.