c.1850: Man smiling

Source: Julian Wolff Collection, Daguerreian Society

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  1. Brian

    I defy anyone to look at this chap and not smile….he’s obviously just booked his place at the forthcoming Great Exhibition!….

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  2. Alan

    The retronaut has posted entire anthologies of smiling Victorians. I’d presume that this photographer’s studio had very good light and/or this fella was able to maintain the smile throughout a longish exposure (5 to 20 secs maybe). That might have been easier if he was an actor, for example.

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