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You can see more ex­am­ples of in­for­mal pho­tog­ra­phy on­line, as there has been grow­ing in­ter­est in this area over the past few years. Buz­zfeed col­lated a good se­lec­tion of images at www.buz­zfeed.com/lukelewis/18pho­tos-of-vic­to­ri­ans-smil­ing?ut­m_term=.xaypJ0R11#. qaAWbylvv, for ex­am­ple, and the Retro­naut web­site ( www.retro­naut.com) has sev­eral (some of which were re­pub­lished by Buz­zfeed). You can also try Flickr for ex­am­ples (such as at www.flickr.com/pho­tos/13445260@ N05/8635728041/sizes/l/in/pool-513477@N22/) and Pin­ter­est (try www.pin­ter­est.co.uk/ pin/412572015842640001/). Bored Panda also has a good se­lec­tion ( www.bored­panda.com/funny-vic­to­ri­an­era-pho­tos-silly-vin­tage-pho­tog­ra­phy/), and Pe­taPixel has a few good Amer­i­can ex­am­ples ( https://pe­tapixel. com /2015/04/15/ the-ear­li­est-known- pho­tos-of-peo­plesmil­ing/ ). Of course, if you have any ex­am­ples of your Vic­to­rian or Ed­war­dian an­ces­tors caught be­ing silly or funny on cam­era, we’d love to see your pho­tos – why not send us one, with a de­scrip­tion of who is shown, and whether you have any fam­ily me­mories of what they were like?

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