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In a recent study, we learned that roughly a quarter of Americans take photos with their tablets. Ugh. Don't these people know that they look ridiculous? I mean, these people are totally ruining modern society by taking photos with something so enormous!

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Even though people who take pictures with iPads are objectively the worst, they obviously weren't the first people to totally embarrass themselves with such huge-ass cameras. Just check out the chumps below. OMG, how EMBARRASSING!

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A photographer in 1939 using a 'Magic Eye' camera which has a shutter speed of up to one thousandth of a second (Getty)

Illustration for article titled Ugh, look at all these chumps using cameras even bigger than iPads

Photographer Alex 'Sasha' Stewart sets up his camera for a portrait of English crime novelist and screenwriter Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace in 1931 (Getty)

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South Africans having their portrait taken by a street photographer in 1956 (Getty)

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Photographer Florence Vandamm takes a mirror selfie in 1947 (Getty)

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Harrison B. Roberts Associated Press staff photographer in 1942 (AP)

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A naval photographer taking the picture of a fellow sailor playing the tuba (Getty)

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A professional photographer in 1924 taking photos on the beach (Getty)

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Dr. Robert Dietz, geologist at the U.S. Navy electronics laboratory, and Grant S. Anderson, right, photographer at the lab (AP)

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Mammoth 900 pound camera built circa 1900 (Smithsonian)

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