c.1850: Man smiling

Source: Julian Wolff Collection, Daguerreian Society

14 Responses

  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!….

  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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