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Timeless Fun

Happy Tuesday, People.

I came across these undated photo booth images of my great grandparents, Leo and Margaret Lessiack. Anyone who’s ever mugged for the camera in a cramped space behind a privacy curtain knows why they are smiling–it’s a goofy, timeless kind of fun. Photo booths never get old, do they?

Here’s Leo, taken (I’m guessing) in the early 1930’s.

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Here’s Margaret. I’m guessing the same timeframe of the early 1930’s. It’s possible that these were attempts at passport photos — the Lessiacks did a lot of traveling due to Leo’s employment with the Hamburg Amerika Line.

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And, to illustrate that the fun of a photo booth never goes out of style, here are Moi, my husband, Richard, and our girls, Anna and Grace, back in (I’m guessing here. Nope, I didn’t label. See what happens!? See?!?!) approximately 2001. Everyone is much taller than me now, so doubt we could even fit all four of us in a photo booth. We’ll have to give that a try next time we come across one.

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5 comments on “Timeless Fun

  1. Su Leslie
    August 6, 2014

    These are fabulous!!!!! I’m so glad you have such wonderful family photos (and not a little envious) 🙂

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    • Pancho
      August 6, 2014

      Not all branches are quite so well represented, unfortunately. Thanks for stopping by, Su.

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      • Su Leslie
        August 6, 2014

        I know that feeling! But I guess it makes me treasure those photos I do have even more. 🙂

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  2. Jana Last
    August 6, 2014

    What fun photos!

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    • Pancho
      August 7, 2014

      Aren’t they? I was delighted to find them. They’re so playful, even though I suspect they were done for an “official” purpose.

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