c.1850: Man smiling Chris September 20, 2012 1800-1899, People 14 CommentsFavourited 1753 times Add to favourites … Source: Julian Wolff Collection, Daguerreian Society 14 Responses john rust September 20, 2012 funny, you don’t see that to often in old photographs Reply Michael September 20, 2012 This has got to be photo-shopped! NOBODY, I mean NOBODY smiled back than! Reply Michael September 20, 2012 AND his teeth are too nice! Reply Nentuaby September 20, 2012 Boy, is he ever! Reply kerry September 21, 2012 Finally a happy Victorian,that has a nice smile… Reply Mike September 21, 2012 Impossible! The smile wasn’t invented until 1924. Reply Brian September 21, 2012 I defy anyone to look at this chap and not smile….he’s obviously just booked his place at the forthcoming Great Exhibition!…. Reply Josephine September 21, 2012 Really is refreshing to see a smiling Victorian Reply Shauna Teaken September 21, 2012 He’s smiling with his eyes as well as his mouth! Reply Amber September 23, 2012 I really doubt this image. His head doesn’t match up with his body proportions. Reply Alan September 24, 2012 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. Reply Adam Carlo September 25, 2012 Hey, it’s Dubya! Reply Rachel September 26, 2012 That’s just what I was going to say… Reply Lisa November 4, 2012 He could get it. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.