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Why Didn't People Smile in Old Photos?

Why Didn't People Smile in Old Photos? "By the 17th century in Europe it was a well-established fact that the only people who smiled broadly, in life and in art, were the poor, the lewd, the drunk, the innocent, and the entertainment. Want to be seen as upper class and as a person of good character? Don’t smile." ~ Nicholas Jeeves

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Four Guys and their Mugs of Beer, Ca. 1880

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