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Funny Historical Photos

Those ancestors of ours had a sense of humor.

Based on the solemn non-smiling expressions of our ancestors in old photos, you'd think they didn't have a sense of humor. Well these pictures prove differently. Since it's inception, photography has been used to capture some of the funnier moments in time.

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Taken in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, CA in .
A photo of The Worley Famiy, 1949R-L. Lester Duane Worley, Virginia G. Stubbs... more
· Posted by Lauren Worley on Feb 19
Taken in Shawano, Shawano County, WI in .
A photo of Great Uncle Herman Dieck (1867 - 1946) and great grandfather Henry... more
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· Posted by Bruce Paulson on Jul 20
Looks like Ginger Rogers but I'm not sure!
· Posted by Kathy Pinna on Jun 28
Taken in CA in .
A photo of Fred and Anna Marie (Braunger) Kriege. Taken on their honeymoon in... more
· Posted by Jan Doss on May 21
Taken in Mercersburg, Franklin County, PA in .
A photo of Hinman Ashley "Ted" Bigelow
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· Posted by Harmony Carrigan on Apr 16
These children are terrified of the Easter Bunny - I am too!
· Posted by Kathy Pinna on Mar 16
This baby doesn't look happy to be held by the Easter Bunny - but he isn't... more
· Posted by Kathy Pinna on Mar 16
A photo of Frank Pando
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· Posted by Ana Pando on Feb 10
Taken in Calhoun County, FL in .
A photo of Bill Leonard with his pet pony. Around 1918 in Calhoun County,... more
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· Posted by James Carey Yates on Jan 17
Unknown family photo - no date, place or names. Appears to be pre-WWI.
· Posted by Michael McGaughey on Nov 9, 2015
A photo of Francis Sicher
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· Posted by Helena Sicher Smith on May 20, 2015
Taken in KY.
My uncle Frank Duggar pretending to be drinking moonshine. This picture was... more
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· Posted by Carol Johnson-Brodie on Nov 30, 2014
Taken at Rossbach Studio, Jersey City Heights, NJ.
An unknown wedding photo taken in New Jersey by Rossbach Studio - funniest... more
· Posted by David Pittman on Nov 11, 2014
Taken in Burbank, Los Angeles County, CA.
Joan Rivers (Joan Alexandra (Molinsky) Rosenberg) was born June 8, 1933 In... more
· Posted by Kathy Pinna on Sep 4, 2014
A picture of Sid Caesar, born Isaac Sidney Caesar to Jewish parents (from... more
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· Posted by Kathy Pinna on Feb 12, 2014
Taken at Valley Players, Holyoke, Hampden County, MA in .
A photo of Constance Simons, Anne Ives, and Frank Wolff, taken on stage on... more
· Posted by Steven Simons on Dec 18, 2013
Anyone know the Halloween Fairytale of the Gnome and the four pussies? I... more
· Posted by Kathy Pinna on Oct 23, 2013
These Halloween costumes are scary on the "face" of them - homemade costumes... more
· Posted by Kathy Pinna on Oct 23, 2013
It sounds like the beginning of a Halloween joke! And since these children?... more
· Posted by Kathy Pinna on Oct 23, 2013
Taken at The Hacker Household, Parsons, Labette County, KS in .
A photo of the Hacker family playing dress up in 1902 Kansas.
· Posted by Frank Furillo on Apr 15, 2013