“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.”
Always reblog this because it just makes me so damn happy. They’re so fucking cute.
Some of the most iconic photos of our history. Seeing them in color makes it even more surreal.
It’s like it makes them actual people, you know? I mean, I know they are and were, but it’s so easy to distance yourself when they’re in black and white because they seem more like history than people, especially in this generation today, where all we’ve ever known were color photos, but when they’re like this, in vivid color, and you can see them, the actual colors there, it’s… It’s something else. They’re actual people, photos of people like you and me, and not just history. They were real, and they are real, and it’s absolutely incredible.