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The Earliest Photographs Of Victorians Smiling

For years online historians have tried to convince people in article after article that people in the 1800's never smiled. My groundbreaking research show that this is completely untrue. There are actually hundreds, if not thousands of photographs of people smiling from the 1850's and 1860's alone. The selection I have posted here include daguerreotypes, hand-colored stereoviews, and carte de visites taken in England, France, and the United States.

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A selection of photographs of people smiling from the 1850's and 1860's. Sources: Rijksmuseum, Library of Congress, The J. Paul Getty Museum.

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