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1900's bride... why Cameron thinks lace is old fashioned

1900... These girls look creepy. I wonder if they were told not to smile. One of the reasons I love these old pics, so many "wonders"

  • Heather Griffith

    Most of the time the lack of smiles is because of how long they would have to stand in front of the camera. Could you imagine getting a child to hold a smail for 15 to 20 mins while standing still? I can't get my kids to do so for a digital camera now.

  • Amber

    You have a point :)

  • The Victorian Needle

    Pictures didn't take 15 to 20 minutes normally. Those expressions are meant to emulate a "serious and gentrified" expression.

  • Heather Griffith

    Depending on when this was taken, and with what type of camera it could have taken an extended period for it to work.

  • Marvette Carroll

    You all have hit on good points about the expressions of photos like these. I'm leaning toward the "gentrified" reason. And as Heather said, Daguerreotype photos taken in mid to late 19th century were difficult due the prolonged posing to create the image.

All a girl really needs is a good friend , a lasso, a gun, and a dog. Watch out!

A couple of farm kids take care of the new puppies, one feeding while the other one snuggles, late 1900s or early 1910s. Photo: Underwood Archives, Getty Images / Archive Photos

vintage photograph | swimsuit girls of old Japan.

Mom and Daddy raised 200+ free range turkeys in the early days of their marriage.

The Christmas Haul, ca. 1900 by Missouri History Museum, via Flickr

Edwardian Fashion – The Gibson Girl The Gibson Girl – became the first 20th century standard of female beauty and style, named after Charles Dana Gibson, a Life Magazine illustrator whose fanciful illustrations inadvertently created a new idealized style of Edwardian Fashion. Pictured here is Camille Clifford - whose famous corseted waist caused such a stir. This type of severe S-bend silhouette disappeared from vogue quite quickly by 1910.