Monday, July 11, 2011

Historical Smiles

Well, I'm still unpacking from my week at Camp Chawanakee.  I'm catching up on e-mail and seeing what I missed.  One of my friends sent me a link to a Flickr photo group called The Smiling Victorians.  It's a collection of photos of smiling people from the Turn of the Century.  I'm sure you're aware that smiles are less common among older photos due to long exposure times, but sometimes this gives people the impression that people were much more somber back in the day.  Seeing all cheery faces from the past will perhaps dispel that myth.  I'll leave you with one of my favorites, a happy couple in a Turn of the Century photo booth:


8 comments:

mary said...

I LOVE this! I don't think I have seen anything but somber from that era.

mary said...

Oh, and welcome back. Hope your vaca was refreshing!

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

Ok long exposure time! that makes sense to me now. I've always wondered about that.

Jules said...

I keep coming back to this picture b/c it just makes me smiles. I imagine he is tickling her just so she won't sit still. Something my own husband would do to me!

Astrocrabpuff said...

Oh, I love this series of photos! Thank you so much for sharing the smiles.

Astrocrabpuff said...

I think I looked through the almost 2K photos there and couldn't find this one - do you have the original link, Nate?

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