Hands-down favorite smiler-in-era photographs, a few ancestors couldn't help themselves. She must have been a delight off camera, too.
Noticed in another thread how surprising it seemed that someone was smiling in an era photo? No photography expert, but for whatever reason we do see mostly poker faced ancestors looking back at us. Habitually save those rebellious sparks among us who broke out in a grin or smile for the camera for that reason. It's catching, better than the infectious yawn. You always smile back, over 150 years later.
From Ebay, NYPL, sometimes Pinterest, once in awhile LoC and National Archives, we catch them at it.
Smiling Dad and baby? Both seem to have a reason to smile.
Kids. The world's best reason.
A pretty young woman in a pretty bonnet left this for all of us.
@Belle Montgomery , I know almost nothing of reenacting. Is it smiling er, frowned on ( sorry, couldn't resist ) while in character? I think you're safe indulging? Have a feeling it's tough for you not to smile.
This crowd may be smiling from across the Pond I think it's British ) - perhaps because it wasn't their war?
And ha! A smiling wedding photo. Finally!
That small smiles still count....
This is prewar by at least 5 years.
Still finding BIG smiles
Proud smile, with reasons!
Also pre-war but who cares? What a warm smile.
OK-one more then I'll stop, swear. It's just addicting, looking out for these- been saving them for years on the grounds these folks deserve to be thanked- for leaving us smiling.
" ....... if you, just SMILE