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15 Original Victorian Photos That Will Make You Doubt Your Eyes

If you've ever looked at the pictures of the Victorian era, you might have noticed that everybody is with a stern face. There were many conspiracy theories floating around the world with the reasons why people looked so sad in the photos in 1800.

The real reason behind their stern face was that photographs in Victorian era took several hours to capture. So, in that era having your photograph taken included sitting like a statue for hours - and was, therefore, a little bit of an ordeal.

But here are the pictures of people who still managed to smile or will make you smile somehow.

15 Original Victorian Photos That Will Make You Doubt Your Eyes

15 Original Victorian Photos That Will Make You Doubt Your Eyes

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1. This couple is trying so hard to not to laugh but were unable to do so.

1. This couple is trying so hard to not to laugh but were unable to do so.

2. Nose twerking in Victorian era.

2. Nose twerking in Victorian era.

3. Dancing Victorian era girls.

3. Dancing Victorian era girls.

4. She knows how to make faces

4. She knows how to make faces

5. Three fashionable young men at Yale.

5. Three fashionable young men at Yale.

6. Mid-air Victorian photo.

6. Mid-air Victorian photo.

7. Two women making a snow lady: A photograph from The Strand Magazine, January 1892.

7. Two women making a snow lady: A photograph from The Strand Magazine, January 1892.

8. Having fun at the beach.

8. Having fun at the beach.

9. Quite an awkward family photo.

9. Quite an awkward family photo.

10. Hands-free tea tray.

10. Hands-free tea tray.

11. We still do that, right?

11. We still do that, right?

12. Tsar Nicholas with his funny pals in 1899.

12. Tsar Nicholas with his funny pals in 1899.

13. Family photo with silly dressing sense, 1880.

13. Family photo with silly dressing sense, 1880.

14. The Cakewalk dance.

14. The Cakewalk dance.

15. Richard Freiherr Von Krafft-Ebing.

15. Richard Freiherr Von Krafft-Ebing.

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