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Olan Mills Portraits

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Actual Olan Mills photos I remember . . . . . .



Those glasses came free with a purchase of Brut cologne.hose glasses came free with a purchase of Brut cologne.



Thoughtful Lance. Mirthful Lance. Two sides of a delightful coin.



Drake won Best Senior Mullet by a landslide.



That dude wore a tie for nothing.



The Purvis family made several stops along the Oregon Trail to document their six-month journey. This photo was taken just two weeks before the dysentery took Momma to Jesus.



I wanted a shot like this for my wedding. The Mrs. said no.



It's called a leisure suit, ladies and germs, and if you didn't have one in the early 70s, you were a big fat loser. Mine was teal. I wore it with a silk floral shirt and a long necklace with a football player pendant that we all got at that year's team banquet. I was THE MAN.



Once they had two or three, how did they ever find enough time alone to make more?



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Olan Mills backdrop #4: Bucolic Meadow with Split Rail Fence. Is that an animal carcass behind her?



A pose like this will get you kicked right out of the Convention.




Oh, this is super. What better way to capture the charm and innocence of a child than to plunk him down amid the coarse trappings of a life lived in pursuit of wealth -- oversized bills, an adding machine and the Wall Street Journal -- and make him sit inside a briefcase? (They probably just fold up the little demon right in there to carry him home.) The finishing touch is the globe, which completes the portrait of the young Antichrist in Chess King vest and Red Goose loafers, plotting his takeover of the world (insert maniacal laugh). That is, as soon as someone changes his poopy diaper.




Bobbi isn't the first waitress to fall for her manager, but she and Dale both got fired from Shoney's.



Rejected Toby Keith album cover.



Just a typical afternoon down on the plantation. In a business suit. Y'know, for a budget meeting with the slaves.



Dawn and her recently exhumed sister, Gorgotha, pose with Scraps.



This photo isn't discolored. The 70s really were that Orange.


And don't miss the First Presbyterian Players as they perform 'Godspell' next Wednesday night in the Fellowship Hall. Childcare will be provided. Please bring a covered dish.



Hmmmmmmmmmm



Olan Mills Backdrop #11: The Library, one of their most popular themes, as seen in this photo of the young Unabomber and his wife.



The Library might be more believable if the shelves weren't sloping downhill



Olan Mills is all about versatility. The simple addition of a column turns this generic plantation into Tara, where, apparently, someone opened a Hair Cuttery. (This Dorothy Hamill cut was very popular in 70s after Doro won Olympic gold. Both my sisters had the cut at different times. I did not -- although I did have a huge crush on Dorothy).



Patrick broke ranks and chose drag over the bow tie



You'd think Pearle Vision would throw in another two pairs for free.



Grapefruit smuggling isn't a crime, but posing it in profile should be.



Kenneth and his prom date



I got a 20 that says he drives a Camaro.



Hiroshima, 1945. The last known photo of Kelli and Senor Loco .



Someone spent money on this.



It's so cute when couples have matching hairdos



Talk about a third wheel...



Nothing says 1973 quite like denim and helmet hair



I'd hide my face, too, little girl



B-52's, the early years.



She's looking for the speaker that's piping in 'Muskrat Love' so she can blast it with her laser eyes.
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I laughed so hard a contact popped out.
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Up there with the 77 JC Penneys catalog.
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OMG, anyone wanna see some Olin Mills pics of me and my sister in our matching outfits?
They will NOT see the light of day if its up to me.
They really are that bad.
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I still want to know who thought a high speed running piglet would make an interesting backdrop for a studio shot.



Sooo-eeee!
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You laugh... but this was us! :
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Yeah, but I remember the 70's to be more colors than orange.....or am I in denial again......or is it CRS?......and I didn't own a leisure suit or a Camaro.
I thought the laser eyed gal was Trekchick when I first read this. (If looks could kill...)

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I still want to know who thought a high speed running piglet would make an interesting backdrop for a studio shot.
You mean the 'animal carcase' rock in the split rail backdrop?
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but this was us! :
Which one?
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Thankfully, in Vermont, we banned billboards and those hideous liesure suits in 1972. We all lived on communes and clothing was optional. Regarding some of us we were definately NOT "easy on the eyes". :
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I would like to know more about the Purvis family picture. That guy looks exactly like my brother (when he was younger), and my mom's maiden name was Purvis. Does anyone know anything?
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You mean the 'animal carcase' rock in the split rail backdrop?

That thar's a runnin' oink or I never saw wun
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That thar's a runnin' oink or I never saw wun
That ain't a runnin' oink, that one thar's a dead un.
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Hey that's my Arkansas kin you's talkin' about---and I ain't never seen 'em lookin' better'n these here piktchers. (And that 'pig' is my mother-in-law so watch what yer sayin')!
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(And that 'pig' is my mother-in-law so watch what yer sayin')!
Yassuh, an she's also yer sister!
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Yassuh, an she's also yer sister!
I reckon so, but if I divorce her can I still call her Auntie?
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I saw the B-52s that year..
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