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Rare photos of Victorians proving they weren’t as serious as you thought!
2024/06/10

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In our imagination, Victorians were always serious and formal. Their photographs tend to be solemn as well, with hardly any smiles. However, these precious old photographs show that people of that era also had a lighter and more humorous side, breaking our stereotypical image of the Victorian era.

The first photo shows a woman with an exaggerated expression as if she is making a face.

Her eyebrows are raised high, her mouth is in an exaggerated pout, and her entire facial expression appears comical and amusing. She is dressed in typical Victorian clothing, and her sense of humour is evident despite her conservative dress. This photograph is not only a challenge to conventionality, but a humane reminder of the richness of emotion and humour that existed even in a time of manners and rules.

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The second photo is more mischievous, with a woman pinching her nose with her fingers and making a funny face. Her eyes are fixed on the camera, as if she is having a silent dialogue with the viewer. Such expressions and gestures may not seem strange today, but at a time when cameras were just becoming commonplace and taking pictures was still a serious matter, such a photo was certainly very special.

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