People In This Group Are Recreating Photographs From Their Past, And Here Are 91 Of The Best Ones

You can’t bring back the past. But you can recreate it. And when you do, take a photograph and submit it to the subreddit r/PastAndPresentPics. Everyone else does.

Whether it’s a quirky childhood memory, a romantic teenage moment, or an honorable ancestral tribute, these guys welcome it all. 

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To give you an idea of how to pull it off, we at Bored Panda hand-picked a selection of the best posts we could find on the subreddit and even managed to have a friendly chat with its moderators about everything that goes on in this wholesome online community.

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#1 It’s All I Wanted For My 60th Birthday

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#2 Same Pride, Same Couple 25 Years Later (2017)

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#3 40 Years Later…

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#4 The Most Poignant Pastandpresent Pic I’ve Seen To Date

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#5 When The Student Pulls A Reverse Uno On The Teacher..

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#6 My Sister And I Graduating Headstart vs. Us Graduating College

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#7 My Son And I Planted Our Faces On A Copier, Then And Now

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#8 34 Years Apart.

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#9 Me As A Baby Wearing A Ridiculous Wig vs. Me At 21 With The Hair I Ended Up Growing

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#10 Couple At Woodstock 48 Hrs After They Met And 50 Years Later

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#11 My Parents Took Pictures Of Us Asleep In Weird Positions When We Were Kids. We Recreated The Photos As Adults, But Just Look Like A Bunch Of Drunks!

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#12 My Mother Made Me The 2 Year Old Outfit And The 39 Year Old Outfit

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#13 This Famous Photo Of A 12yr Old Afghan Girl And Her 18 Years Later (Photo By Steve Mccurry)

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#14 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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#15 Biff Got What He Deserved After Almost 35 Years.

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#16 Every Five Years From 1982-2012, Five Men Take The Same Photo At Their Cabin At Copco Lake In California. They Plan On Adding A 2017 Photo This Summer.

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#17 They Were Neighbours Since The Birth, The Photo Was Taken On The Bride’s 3th Birthday By Her Parents

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#18 Steve And Robert Irwin Feeding The Same Crocodile 15 Years Apart

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#19 Passing Down The Baby Express To My Own Son

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#20 Faithful Little Desk Buddy

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#21 Only A Few Months Apart.

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#22 I Found An Old Pic Of Me Playing Computer Games. As It Turns Out I Haven’t Changed Very Much

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#23 Picture On The Right Went Viral Recently. 33 Years Later The Same Protagonists Recreated It

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#24 15 Years Of Anniversaries. Can You Tell When It Stopped Being Taken With A Digital Camera And Began Being Taken With A Phone?

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#25 15 Years Later And We Still Have That Mall Photo Shoot Swagger!

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#26 My Sister And I, 1992 And 2014

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#27 17 Years Apart – 2004 Cicada Brood —> 2021 Cicada Brood

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#28 Brothers In A Bathtub. 20 Years Apart.

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#29 24 Years In Between

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

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#31 Tony Hawk Around 1983 And Earlier This Year At Sanoland In Cardiff, Ca

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#32 I’ve Never Been Particularly Photogenic…

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#33 My Wife And I During A Dance In Sixth Grade And Then On Our Wedding Day

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#34 I Came To This Courtroom With My Class In Kindergarten. Today, 14 Years Later, I Finished My Internship With The Judge In The Same Courtroom.

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#35 From A Ten Your Old Cub Scout To A 27 Year Old Eagle Scout (Even The Hat Is The Same. Go Braves!!!)

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#36 My Grandpa In The Middle With His Sister Annetta On His Left With Their Best Friends 1927 vs. 1992

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#37 Same Beach, 25 Years Apart.

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#38 My Grandma And Dad 1966 And 2020

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#39 My Son’s First Days Of School, K-12

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#40 On The Left Was Mother In 1980. Now In 2014, Her Daughter.

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#41 23 Years

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#42 He’s Come Such A Long Way. Much Love For Steveo

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#43 Pop Wanted To Recreate His Childhood Santa Photo

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#44 My Mom Holding Me 1979, My Mom Holding My Daughter In The Same Dress 2019.

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#45 Timeless.

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#46 Follow Up To The One We Posted Last Night….

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#47 15 Years Later…

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#48 Same Photo Nearly 30 Years Apart.. I Am The Baby In The First Photo And Holding My Son In The Second Mlcphotography

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#49 My Daughter, Age 2 In 1998 On The Left, My Granddaughter, Age Two In 2019 On The Right

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#50 My Boyfriend And I Discovered We Had Matching Photos As Ninja Turtles-Obsessed Preschoolers. We Knew What Had To Happen Next.

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#51 Rush

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#52 My Grandma’s Lebanese Passport Picture From 1955 (Left) And Me In The Present (Right). Christmas Gift To My Dad Last Year

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#53 My Little Brother Cleaning The Toilet, Seven Years And A Bathroom Remodel Later

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#54 Every Year, My Siblings And I Take Our “Christmas Juicebox Photo”. This Is Year 11, But I Didn’t See Them Because Of Covid. So My Sister Photoshopped Me In!

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#55 My Dog, In The Same Spot, At 1 Year Old And 11 Years Old.

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#56 My Four Brothers And I In 1997 vs. 2017

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#57 Well, We Tried… Cousins. All Born About Three Months Apart. 24 Years Difference Here.

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#58 Me And My Bros – Part 2.

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#59 1991 – 2019

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#60 My Brother And I, 1990-2017

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#61 20+ Years Of Friendship And Counting

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#62 I Convinced My Parents To Reenact Their Wedding Photo 45 Years Later, Including The Same Dress

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#63 New Year’s Eve In Kosovo – 1998 And 2020

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#64 A Few Of My Friends Who Gave Me Permission To Post This Here, 6 Years Apart

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#65 Another Recreation That We Did For Our Nana’s Photo Album! This One Was Particularly Important To Do Because She Carries The Original In A Little Compact Mirror/Photo In Her Handbag.

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#66 20th Wedding Anniversary

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#67 Bride And Maid Of Honour, Then And Now

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#68 Perfect Past And Present Strangers

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#69 1999 & 2019

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#70 My Sis And I Did A Series Of Throwbacks – This Is Definitely The Best One. Circa 1994 vs. 2015

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#71 Mom And Dad 1983 > 2019

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#72 Playing With A Cricket, 1980s And 2020

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#73 3 Brothers From Italy, Early 1960s/2011 (My Nonno Is On The Left)

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#74 3 Sisters, 37 Years Apart. I Don’t Know Why It Took Us So Long To Make One Of These.

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#75 In 1989 I Loved A Perm And A Scrunchie Or Three, And I Recently Recreated The Style For An 80’s Night In Edinburgh.

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#76 Christmas Present For My Mom. ~27 Years Apart.

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#77 Ellen Degeneres And Her Prom Date Richard In 1976 And In 2005

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#78 My Parents By Their Tree In 1975 And Now In 2016

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#79 My Father And I At The Same Spot On Table Mountain… 30 Years Apart

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#80 Bomb Pops 1997 & 2020

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#81 Father & Son, The Very First & Last Space Shuttle Launch, 30 Years Apart

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#82 40+ Years Later

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#83 18 Years And Counting Of Being Best Friends With U/Profemory. Ages 5 And 23.

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#84 Gatorland Zoo In Florida.

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#85 My Wife And I Recreating Our Picture Atop The Seattle Space Needle 25 Years Apart (1994-2019)

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#86 2007/2019 – Guess I Should Have Brought The Hat To The Wedding

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#87 My Dad Returned To London 37 Years Later (1979 vs. 2016)

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#88 Minor Threat’s 1985 Salad Days Album Cover Recreated In 2021

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#89 A Picture Of Jesse Jackson And Beto O’rourke 37 Years Apart

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#90 Me In 1995 And 2010, British Columbia

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#91 Me And My Kids! (2005 @ Recife-Pe-Brazil – 2018 @ Tucson-Az-USA)

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