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15 People Who Recreated Photos Of Their Grandparents

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It’s difficult to imagine our grandparents when they were young. That’s probably because when we’re born, our grandparents are already fairly advanced in years, so we always think of them as “old.” We all know that Grandma once was 20 years old, but it can be difficult to imagine without a picture.

Some folks aren’t content to merely look at a picture, though; instead, they go ahead and recreate the picture itself. We’ve got a gallery of 15 people who recreated their grandparents’ old photos, originally compiled by Bored Panda, and the love they have for their grandparents is apparent in all of them. Looking at these recreations, you can tell that not only is this a great way to honor your ancestors, it’s a great way to feel a bit closer to them yourself. Who knows, maybe this photo gallery will inspire you to hit up some vintage clothing stores and make a recreation of your own!

1. Following In His Footsteps

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“Standing next to my grandfather on the streets of Pleurtuit, France, in 1944 And 2013.”

2. 100 Years Apart

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“Recreated my Great-Grandmother’s 1918 Portrait.”

3. Grandfather & Grandson #1

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“My grandfather and I, 1965 and 2016.”

4. Grandmother & Granddaughter #1

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5. The Legend Continues

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“1st gen (1989): me, my dad, and my grandpa playing The Legend of Zelda on NES. 2nd Gen (2016): my son, me, and my dad playing Zelda on NES on WiiU.”

6. Paint My Wagon

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7. Grandmother & Granddaughter #2

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“Friend recreated her grandmother’s picture – 69 years later.”

8. Three Generations Of Firefighters

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“From the left: Colin Gunn in 1966, Nick Gunn in 1988 and Owen Gunn in 2015.”

9. The Wayback Machine

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“Apparently I bear some resemblance to my great-great-grandfather.”

10. Keeping A Tradition Alive

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“My grandpa, my dad, and myself. Making three generations of wives worried sick.”

11. Grandmother And Granddaughter #3

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On the other hand, they could be twins.

12. Crammers

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“I turn twenty in 30 minutes. For the last hour of my teens I wanted to reproduce my favourite picture of my grandfather when he was my age studying at Hitotsubashi University.”

13. Couple Recreation

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“The photo of my grandparents was taken around 1927. They grew up in the same small town in South Carolina and got married as teenagers.”

14. End Of The World

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“Grandpa at East Base Antarctica 1940 on left. Me last week on right.”

15. Four-In-One

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“I’ve recreated old photos of my ancestors going back 200 years.”

 

h/t: Bored Panda and Vintage Everyday