this photo also taken with a rebel

Pictures of Dylan Klebold

Dylan Klebold - age 3 

Dylan Klebold and Brooks Brown

Dylan Klebold (far left) in Cub Scouts with Brooks Brown (middle) and friend

Dylan Klebold in Little League

Dylan visits the Denver Courthouse with a friend

The photo of Dylan Klebold that most news channels aired. It was an outdated picture, however; people who knew Dylan said he looked nothing like that yearbook photo before the shootings. He looked more like what you see in the screencaps from his home videos: Turned-around baseball cap, sunglasses, long hair. But at the time it was the only public domain photo the news could get hold of so it’s what ran. It, combined with the outdated photo of Eric Harris, horrified nations of people who had to wonder how two all-American lads like Dylan and Eric could be motivated to do such a thing? 

7th grade 

8th grade 

9th grade

10th grade 

11th grade. His shirt reads: Serial Killer. 

Also 11th grade

Senior pictures

Dylan Klebold, inside and out of his BMW. This footage was taken from one of his home videos and better represents what Dylan looked like during the time of the shootings. 

From a film short Dylan starred in for Columbine High School’s “Rebel News Network”. 

Clips from one of the home videos Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold made for film class. 

Dylan Klebold, Brooks Brown (center), and Zach Heckler (far right) in a film tribute they made honoring their drama teacher. This video was filmed just weeks before the shootings. 

Dylan Klebold attended Columbine High School’s prom with friend Robyn Anderson. Robyn was heard to have boasted to friends shortly before the prom that she managed to talk him into going despite his reluctance to attend. 

SYRIA, Kobane : A picture taken on March 2, 2015 shows pupils running through a damaged wall for the first day of school in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, as they returned to class after Kurdish and rebel forces expelled Islamic State (IS) group jihadists from the town following more than four months of fighting. AFP PHOTO / MICHALIS KARAGIANNIS                        

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In 1959, shortly after they were selected as astronauts, the Mercury 7 posed for this series of “civilian” single portraits. You can tell how early these photos were taken, since everyone looks so young.

I’m of two minds about these photos. They’re relatively rare and thus pretty valuable. But you can tell how the photographer set this up. “Okay, everyone, be sure to look to the left, and also use your right hand to clutch your left arm as if it’s the last lifejacket on the Titanic. Oh, and don’t forget to choose a great senior quote!”

(Don’t you love the fact that Gordo Cooper is looking straight at the camera, like a normal person? Gordo, you rebel.)

Some of these photos really flatter the astronauts. And some of them…don’t. All of you who check my tumblr regularly know that I admire Gus like it’s my job. And yet, I’ve never liked this photo of him. He’s in a very unnatural-looking pose, and the whole thing looks awkward.

Which is why I’m not sure why they used that photo for the “Party 7” drawing that professor-perfect31 mentioned earlier. Granted, it was 1961 and the artist was an ocean away, so he may not have had the world’s biggest photo archive for inspiration. But still. Try to make Gus look semi-human.

In sum, it’s a mystery. And on a different note, try not to let Furious Deke Slayton haunt your nightmares.