Snapshots of a First Generation American Family
This photo is of my parents feeding my sister at her christening in 1994. The first time I saw it I almost died laughing. It’s the perfect combination of cute and funny.
Fun fact, I come from an Armenian family and it used to be really common to have a lot of people gather for baptisms. They were huge events with hundreds of people partying all night and on par with the formality and size of our weddings.
Awhile back I stumbled upon hundreds of old photos of my Armenian family growing up as first generation Americans in the 1980s and 90s. Eventually, I decided to post them on instagram to really showcase the experience of an immigrant family coming to America and bringing in pieces of their culture while assimilating into American culture.
The melding of two worlds can be a beautiful one and that’s really what this photo showcases to me.
~shared by @firstgenerationamerican