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Why YES! Smiling was possible! c. 1850’s, [daguerreotype portrait of a smiling gentleman] via the Daguerreian Society, Julian Wolff Collection

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18 Photos Of Victorians Smiling

Photos Of Victorians Smiling

Amazing photograph!!! This man fought in the American Revolution under the command of General George Washington. A rare daguerreotype of Captain George Fishley, taken in 1850 when he was 90 years old.

Daguerreotype portrait by August Washington of John Brown, legendary abolitionist who led the Pottawatomie Massacre in Kansas, and the raid at Harpers Ferry in 1859. This plate is possibly the first daguerreotype taken of Brown. (ca. 1846-47). *s*

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How historical figures would have looked today

ABOVE: Elizabeth IA powerful no-nonsense female leader, Elizabeth might have straightened her hair in a powerful yet stylish short cropped style.Known for her love of fashion, she would be more likely to wear a bespoke stylish and unique female suit made with rich colours and material.Rarely pictured smiling, Queen Elizabeth exudes power in the modern day portrait, and hides her new veneers purchased to disguise her notoriously bad teeth.

Hottest blind-gentleman-holding-a cat daguerreotype you will see all day. tuesday-johnson: ca. 1850, [daguerreotype portrait of a blind gentleman holding a cat] via the George Eastman House Collection, Still Photograph Archive

Circa 1850s occupational portrait of a latchmaker, photographer unknown. Sixth-plate daguerreotype. One of 25 occupational portraits in the Library of Congress daguerreotype collection.