Think back about …

Group Photos

In the past, it was common to take large family or group photos to commemorate a special time in life. While people often complained about how long it took to pose many people in a photo, these pictures are often precious to us as time goes by. With smart phones functioning as cameras and the trend toward candid shots rather than posing folks to mark a moment in time, we see fewer of these pictures nowadays. Think back … are there group photos you treasure? What made them special? Do you regret not having taken them in recent years? Share your Group Photos stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Every Picture Tells A Story
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My cousin recently sent me this picture, which I had never seen before, taken around 1925.
The Boys of Summer (of 1960)
A group photo of my Fall Creek Little League team from the north side of Indianapolis in the summer of 1960 evokes a [...]
The Accidental Genealogist
“Hi mom, it’s me, calling from Sweden.”  This will have to be short.  It is expensive.  “When was Grandma born?”  “What was [...]
My Television Froze
On Saturday morning I awoke clear-eyed and bushy-tailed, eager to write something in response to this week’s GROUP PHOTOS [...]
Los Angeles on Fire
Photos of families, couples, and mobs, shuttered or pixilated images preserve decades of life, love, and memory, chaos [...]
Kodachrome
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I do not relate to the idea that group photos are no longer in vogue. For me they are a constant in my life!
Some bunch of kids, huh?
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I especially like this photo of my aunt because it captures her sweetness.
C’est Cheese Retroflash
Won't you please move closer? Now, say, "Cheese"!
Never Stand on the Edge of a Family Photo …
Taking those grand family photos is not a thing for my children’s generation.
Family History
I come from a long line of family photographers. I love my family history and the information that is embedded in these old [...]
The FDU SCUBA Club
This photo, snapped from atop a tripod on my old Fujica SLR, captures a pivotal time in my life.
Family Photo
I never knew my husband Danny’s father Naftali,  sadly he died while Danny was still in college.   But Naftali was one of [...]
MIA Photos
While I have much enjoyed my participation on Retro, it has also brought out in me one disturbing trait, what I will call [...]
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New Stories on Old Prompts

Stage Struck
A romance in three acts
Prompted By How We Met
January 25, 2022
With This Ring
I’m not superstitious or especially sentimental,  and that’s a good thing because over the years I’ve lost some precious [...]
Prompted By Lost and Found
January 24, 2022

Past Stories You May Have Missed

My first car
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My first car was a very large clunky and old used blue car with sticky seats that burned your thighs when you were driving on [...]
Prompted By My First Car
August 2, 2016
Which Side Are You On?
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All four of my grandparents came to this country around 1900 from the area we loosely referred to as Russia, although borders [...]
Prompted By The American Dream
November 15, 2016

Think back about …

Group Photos

In the past, it was common to take large family or group photos to commemorate a special time in life. While people often complained about how long it took to pose many people in a photo, these pictures are often precious to us as time goes by. With smart phones functioning as cameras and the trend toward candid shots rather than posing folks to mark a moment in time, we see fewer of these pictures nowadays. Think back … are there group photos you treasure? What made them special? Do you regret not having taken them in recent years? Share your Group Photos stories forward.

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