“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”
omg i dont usually post period stuff but holy shit did this make me laugh
seeing how relevant this is to me right now
i just cackled really loudly
IS THAT SO?
This is me right now.