105 : Why Victorians Rarely Smiled


1707-130 : VICTORIAN COUPLE WITH SMILES

This Victorian couple are both smiling, which is rare for photographs of this age. It wasn't just that Victorians weren't all that into smiling, it was also that photographers discouraged facial expressions that could not easily be maintained for the lengthy shutter times that were needed back then.

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  1. I always thought it was because they had bad teeth!!!

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106 : Two Smiling Theatricals

1707-133 : TWO THEATRICALS Two more smilers, but this time I suspect there are differences. First of all we have, I think, two women ...