The First Photo Bomb in Recorded History?

On the night of my rehearsal dinner, I gathered with my closest friends to take a cute photo together.  One for the photo album, to show off while Keri and I are 110 years old, in our rocking chairs on the porch.

But then, the photo became……


“Remember that time Tiff’s husband photo bombed your rehearsal dinner?”


I fell less bad about this when I was walking through the Louvre and came across this picture of the Madonna and Baby with its own photo-bomber:



(This piece is the Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist by Sandro Botticelli)

This apparently was not John the Baptist’s first or last time photo bombing.


Jacopo Pontormo – Madonna and Child with the Young St John the Baptist

But I digress.  Finding the John the Baptist photo-bomb made my day and made me feel in better company with my own photo-bombing experience. (Also, please post any other John the Baptist photo bombs if you find any!)

I highly recommend touring the Louvre and looking for this painting.  Oh–and yes, while you are there, you might as well check out the Mona Lisa 😛


About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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  1. I loved all the paintings there of St John the Baptist with Jesus as children/babies! =D

  2. Hilarious you said this. I was at the Met last week and discovered this one

    Second from right!

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