Your Family History - - Snapshots -

Other images show cou­ples smil­ing or even laugh­ing, for ex­am­ple, and chil­dren are more com­monly de­picted smil­ing in in­for­mal shots, such as in early street pho­tog­ra­phy. An­other way to find images of our an­ces­tors en­joy­ing our­selves can be found in stills from Ed­war­dian films, such as those by Mitchell and Kenyon – look out, in par­tic­u­lar, for chil­dren (more likely to smile or laugh rather than pose) or for adults caught off-guard, or who are less aware of the cam­eras, or who see the process of be­ing filmed in it­self a nov­elty to be amused about.

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