The years might rush by and we might look different, but deep down inside, we’re still the same people we always were. In our opinion, one of the most interesting trends to sweep the internet is people recreating old family photos. While some people are reenacting the same scenes with the same poses alongside their family members (sometimes even wearing nearly identical clothes), others are snapping photos where they look so much like their loved ones, the similarity is uncanny.

The Bored Panda team has collected some of the most interesting family pic recreations for you to enjoy, Pandas, so scroll on down and upvote the ones you liked the best. And if you’ve ever done anything similar, post a photo to show everyone else in the comment section below. When you’re done, check out our earlier posts about awesome photo recreations right here, here, and here.

Bored Panda spoke about family photo recreations with photographer Dominic Sberna, one of the people whose reenactments have gone viral online. "The photo my sister and I recreated was from her first communion. So, the photo was taken roughly 19 years ago. It was actually her idea to recreate the photo. I can't speak for her, but I'd have to guess it was the veil in the old photo that sparked the idea to recreate the old image, on her wedding day," he told us. Read on for our full interview with Dominic. Bored Panda also reached out to Cody about him recreating his grandfather's photo in Japan. He told us all about how "surreal" and powerful it was.

#1

It's All I Wanted For My 60th Birthday

It's All I Wanted For My 60th Birthday

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postboredom
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2 months ago

The lady aged really well

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My Grandpa’s Three Surviving Brothers Coming Together 90 Years Later On The Same Farm, With The Same Exact Bench

My Grandpa’s Three Surviving Brothers Coming Together 90 Years Later On The Same Farm, With The Same Exact Bench

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BusLady
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2 months ago

This family has good genes.

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My Sister And I Recreated Our First Picture Together

My Sister And I Recreated Our First Picture Together

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postboredom
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2 months ago

Cute then and now

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In photographer Dominic's opinion, recreating family photos is popular because people seem to love then-and-now pictures.

"There's such a large amount of then-and-now photos of celebrities that I think the desire to see a comparison as to how people have changed trickles down to the everyday person," he told Bored Panda. "I believe that social media and the humor of recreating a photo from childhood is also a major driving force. It's funny to see a grown adult recreating a situation from their childhood because it's so out of place and makes for a really funny photo!"

Dominic revealed that the photo of his sister and him wasn't he only photo he's recreated. He also took a photo of himself on the last day that he was 17 and recreated the same picture on the last day that he was 27. "Maybe I'll keep that trend going," he said. Dominic also revealed that his sister's wedding photo was taken by Country Roads Photography, located in Forest, Ohio.

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Dad And Me Feeding Murray. Same Place, Same Croc - Two Photos 15 Years Apart

Dad And Me Feeding Murray. Same Place, Same Croc - Two Photos 15 Years Apart

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Hello it Smee
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2 months ago

His dad would be so proud of the man he's become.

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My Dad And I Recreated A Tender Moment 34 Years Later. 1985 vs. 2019

My Dad And I Recreated A Tender Moment 34 Years Later. 1985 vs. 2019

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CrEaTiVe_duck
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2 months ago

sweet

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#6

Couple At Woodstock 48 Hours After They Met And 50 Years Later

Couple At Woodstock 48 Hours After They Met And 50 Years Later

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

so sweet :)

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In Dominic's professional opinion, the biggest challenge in recreating photos is getting the posing and angles right. "This can be difficult for recreating any image, let alone with people involved," he said.

He added that it's vital to print out your photos and keep physical copies of them. "These photos are all digital and online, but it's important to have printed copies of your memories, so that you can have them to pass down to future generations. Plus, by doing so, maybe your future children will one day recreate a photo of you," he urged others.

#7

My Dad And I 38 Years Apart, Thought I Should Post It Here

My Dad And I 38 Years Apart, Thought I Should Post It Here

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Ah, come on, that's the same guy! Lol

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#8

1967-2019: Same Bike, Same Couple

1967-2019: Same Bike, Same Couple

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BusLady
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2 months ago

The bike's still going, and so is the marriage.

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#9

40 Years, Folks. 40 Years. It Happens To All Of Us Sooner Or Later

40 Years, Folks. 40 Years. It Happens To All Of Us Sooner Or Later

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

That pink hair tho!

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Meanwhile, Cody, who recreated his grandfather's photo in Japan, had this to say to Bored Panda: "When I was younger I became interested in WW2 in the Pacific because I knew my grandfather had been in that theatre of the war. He was a Navy dental surgeon and called himself the 'Jumping Dentist' because he was possibly the only Naval dentist to also be trained as a paratrooper."

Cody told us that after the war, his grandfather was part of the occupation of Tokyo. "The clash of cultures that eventually grew into cooperation and success for both countries was a captivating story to me. And it caused me to dive deeper into the full history of Japan and it’s culture. So when I got a few months before the start of my career I decided on a whim to go and live in Japan for a time, working as a bartender. I did this for many reasons but I think all those reasons grew from the memory of my now-passed grandfather who seemed to live a life of adventure. I wanted to do the same," he said.

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Father And Daughter 13 Years Later. 2006 vs. 2019

Father And Daughter 13 Years Later. 2006 vs. 2019

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Great photo. Dad hasn't changed that much. Same tie and same toy lion.

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My Wife And Daughter The Day Our Daughter Moved In For Foster Care vs. Today, Five Years Later, Two Years Post Adoption

My Wife And Daughter The Day Our Daughter Moved In For Foster Care vs. Today, Five Years Later, Two Years Post Adoption

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postboredom
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2 months ago

They look really happy :-)

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#12

Me And My Grandpa In Medical School 70 Years Apart (Equally Sleep Deprived)

Me And My Grandpa In Medical School 70 Years Apart (Equally Sleep Deprived)

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TheAussieGal
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2 months ago

look at the technology! changed so much

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Before leaving, Cody got every photo of his grandfather's from Japan and digitized them. "I spent a very long time attempting to find any photo that aligned with the present before I left, but had little luck. Most photos were unlabeled or only had vague descriptions. Even more problematic was the fact that most of Japan when he was there was still destroyed by the war. However, some of the Japanese people I worked with helped me in my quest. The only photos of hundreds that they recognized was the Imperial Palace in this photo."

When Cody got the chance to go, it was literally his last day in Japan. "I didn't know if the spot was inaccessible to the public or if I could find it at all because the palace is quite large. But when I spotted the building in the distance, there were some pretty indescribable feelings. I had so many other adventures while I was in Japan, too many to relate here, but that moment was surreal. It was like seeing someone you know across the platform in a train station. You know you’re both coming from and going to different places but the miracle that you managed to cross paths here seems to validate your entire journey."

#13

Same Wedding Outfits 60 Years Later

Same Wedding Outfits 60 Years Later

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Zuila
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2 months ago

Holy crap! How many of us could fit our old wedding dress after 60 years from wedding!

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#14

60 Years Apart. Going Home From Service 1959 And Going Home From Chemo 2019

60 Years Apart. Going Home From Service 1959 And Going Home From Chemo 2019

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tuzdayschild
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2 months ago

I wish them well with the chemo.

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#15

40 Years Later

40 Years Later

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BusLady
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2 months ago

I see that the husband still goes to the same barber.

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Those of us who paid attention in biology class will remember that children inherit genes from their parents. They get one set of genes from their dads and the other set from their moms. Depending on what combinations these genes match up in, family members can end up looking very similar to each other. (Or barely anything alike!)

So while some of us are able to recreate photos of our loved ones quite easily, others have to rely more on clothes, props, and posing to get the energy just right.

We’re living in an age where nearly everyone seems to have a smartphone with a gazillion-pixel camera. So taking a family portrait or a goofy selfie is incredibly easy. However, just because we can take fun family photos, it doesn’t mean everyone wants to.

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My Deceased Father And I At The Same Age, 24 Years Apart

My Deceased Father And I At The Same Age, 24 Years Apart

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postboredom
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2 months ago

The resemblance.

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#17

My Sister Got Married Over The Weekend, So We Recreated This Gem From Our Childhood

My Sister Got Married Over The Weekend, So We Recreated This Gem From Our Childhood

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John Tan
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2 months ago

my dumb brain be thinkin that they got married to each other

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#18

For My Mom’s 60th Birthday, My Brothers, My Cousin And I Recreated A Photo From My First Day Of Kindergarten

For My Mom’s 60th Birthday, My Brothers, My Cousin And I Recreated A Photo From My First Day Of Kindergarten

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Caroline Nagel
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2 months ago

The smallest became the tallest!

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Some family members feel shy and avoid having their picture taken because they may have self-esteem issues or they’re ashamed of how their bodies look. Personally, I’ve always had issues with having my picture taken because I look like an utter goofball in them.

According to St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Center, people who are afraid of having their picture taken might have some sort of social phobia. Their advice is to become desensitized.

At first, try taking your own photo with a time-delay camera, then have a family member or a close friend take your picture from a long distance. Gradually, reduce the distance until you feel fully comfortable. Remember to try and keep your mind occupied with other things while you’re being photographed. Eventually, you’ll be taking part in family photos and recreating old pictures so well, you’ll rival the best of ‘em!

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My Father Holding Me As A Baby vs. Me With My Newborn Son

My Father Holding Me As A Baby vs. Me With My Newborn Son

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BusLady
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2 months ago

The little ones just want to sleep.

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#20

My Mother And Father. Photos Taken 51 Years Apart

My Mother And Father. Photos Taken 51 Years Apart

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Tweelia Tweelia
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2 months ago

Goes right into my heart. Beautiful.

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#21

Recreated My Mom’s Favorite Photo Of Us For Mother’s Day

Recreated My Mom’s Favorite Photo Of Us For Mother’s Day

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Mom hasn't changed.

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#22

My Parents In 1975 And Again In 2020. They’ve Been Married And Playing Music Together For Over 45 Years Now!

My Parents In 1975 And Again In 2020. They’ve Been Married And Playing Music Together For Over 45 Years Now!

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Nice that they have a common interest.

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#23

18 Years Later

18 Years Later

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Still Daddy's little girl.

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#24

My Grandfather And I In Tokyo, 73 Years Apart

My Grandfather And I In Tokyo, 73 Years Apart

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Cool that the same house still stands, with all the highrises surrounding it now.

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#25

Me In My Snoopy Sweater In 1981, My Son In The Same Sweater In 2017, And My Daughter In The Same Sweater In 2020

Me In My Snoopy Sweater In 1981, My Son In The Same Sweater In 2017, And My Daughter In The Same Sweater In 2020

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SanchaTheSeeker
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2 months ago

Hopefully they'll be able to pass it onto their kids too

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#26

Me Holding On To My Girl At My High School Graduation In 2002. I’m Holding On To Her Even Tighter At Hers In 2020

Me Holding On To My Girl At My High School Graduation In 2002. I’m Holding On To Her Even Tighter At Hers In 2020

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Congrats for finishing school as a new mom. I know it was challenging and a lot of hard work.

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#27

My Grandma And Dad 1966 And 2020

My Grandma And Dad 1966 And 2020

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DforDorothy
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2 months ago

They both had and still have very kind faces! 🤗😊

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#28

Picture On The Left Went Viral Recently. 33 Years Later The Same Protagonists Recreated It

Picture On The Left Went Viral Recently. 33 Years Later The Same Protagonists Recreated It

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Hello it Smee
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2 months ago

People would freak out now if the saw a baby in a bag like that. Super cute recreation.

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#29

Me And My Cousin. 2005 And 2020. It Was Much More Difficult To Take The Picture Now

Me And My Cousin. 2005 And 2020. It Was Much More Difficult To Take The Picture Now

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BusLady
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2 months ago

I wonder why...😂

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#30

Me And My Son, 24 Years Apart

Me And My Son, 24 Years Apart

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Two handsome lookalike heroes.

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#31

My Dad's First Day At School In The 70s, And Now 50 Years Later

My Dad's First Day At School In The 70s, And Now 50 Years Later

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BusLady
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2 months ago

And it's the same house.

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#32

My Sister And I Did A Series Of Throwbacks - This Is Definitely The Best One. Circa 1994 vs. 2015

My Sister And I Did A Series Of Throwbacks - This Is Definitely The Best One. Circa 1994 vs. 2015

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Danieletc
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2 months ago

For the WIN!

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#33

My Friend And His Grandpa, 65 Years Apart

My Friend And His Grandpa, 65 Years Apart

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BusLady
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2 months ago

They both have great smiles.

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#34

My Parents By Their Tree In 1975 And Now In 2016

My Parents By Their Tree In 1975 And Now In 2016

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Love grew along with the tree.

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#35

Dad Holding Me Circa 1987. Me Holding My Son 2020

Dad Holding Me Circa 1987. Me Holding My Son 2020

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Wow, what a resemblance. Even the babies.

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#36

Me And My Twin Bro Made It To 30

Me And My Twin Bro Made It To 30

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Vksxn
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2 months ago

Ok but they are kinda hot 👀

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#37

I Looked Through My Mom's Photo Album To Find That She Took This Picture At Schönbrunn Palace During A College Trip In 1991. I Took The Same Picture In 2017

I Looked Through My Mom's Photo Album To Find That She Took This Picture At Schönbrunn Palace During A College Trip In 1991. I Took The Same Picture In 2017

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Lisa loves cats
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2 months ago

you two look very similar!

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#38

I Found This Polaroid Of My Dad Shortly After He Passed A Year Ago. I Finally Recreated It Today

I Found This Polaroid Of My Dad Shortly After He Passed A Year Ago. I Finally Recreated It Today

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BusLady
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2 months ago

The dog sure grew. 😁

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#39

My Sisters And I Recreated A Classic Family Photo From 1985

My Sisters And I Recreated A Classic Family Photo From 1985

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postboredom
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2 months ago

These ones got the good jeans.

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#40

To Celebrate Our 50th Anniversary, Wife And I Recreated Our Wedding Pic. She's Wearing The Same Dress

To Celebrate Our 50th Anniversary, Wife And I Recreated Our Wedding Pic. She's Wearing The Same Dress

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Cute dress. Nice lace.

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My Dad Holding Me As A Baby vs. Me Holding My Newborn Son

My Dad Holding Me As A Baby vs. Me Holding My Newborn Son

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

i can see strong family resemblance

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#42

My Dad And Me At The Exact Same Spot On The Isle Of Heligoland 1977 And 2018

My Dad And Me At The Exact Same Spot On The Isle Of Heligoland 1977 And 2018

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Seabeast
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2 months ago

I'm glad they didn't try to recreate it exactly.

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#43

15 Years Later And We Still Have That Mall Photo Shoot Swagger

15 Years Later And We Still Have That Mall Photo Shoot Swagger

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engineer_nope.avi
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2 months ago

The height difference still being proportionate is amazing.

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#44

Me And My Grandad, 55 Years Apart. He's A Heart Surgeon, Me - A Neonatology Fellow

Me And My Grandad, 55 Years Apart. He's A Heart Surgeon, Me - A Neonatology Fellow

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Hard work, ambition and dedication run in the family.

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#45

26 Year Old Recreation. Me And My Twin On Our 30th Birthday. Our Most Embarrassing Photo

26 Year Old Recreation. Me And My Twin On Our 30th Birthday. Our Most Embarrassing Photo

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Don't be embarrassed. You both look adorable. Great sense of humor.

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#46

I Was Digging Around On Ancestry And Found A Photo Of My Husband's Great-Grandfather From World War I. I Had To Do A Side-By-Side Comparison

I Was Digging Around On Ancestry And Found A Photo Of My Husband's Great-Grandfather From World War I. I Had To Do A Side-By-Side Comparison

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BusLady
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2 months ago

I see a young John Kennedy here, in both men.

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#47

My Wife And Her Mom At 6 Months - 1989, My Daughter And My Wife Today

My Wife And Her Mom At 6 Months - 1989, My Daughter And My Wife Today

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BusLady
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2 months ago

How darling. It's the same outfit, saved just for this occasion.

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#48

My Four Brothers And I In 1997 vs. 2017

My Four Brothers And I In 1997 vs. 2017

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Eva the Egg
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2 months ago

So cute! Great re-creation

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#49

We Recreated Our First Halloween’s Costumes 20 Years Later

We Recreated Our First Halloween’s Costumes 20 Years Later

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BusLady
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2 months ago

Ha ha. So cute.

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#50

Donkey Kong Country!

Donkey Kong Country!

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Andrea Delden
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2 months ago

Thank your parents for the nice teeth!

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