Tuesday, 18 July 2017

106 : Two Smiling Theatricals


1707-133 : TWO THEATRICALS

Two more smilers, but this time I suspect there are differences. First of all we have, I think, two women here. Secondly, I suspect that this photograph is later than the previous one - probably dating from the 1920s rather than the Victorian era. And thirdly, I suspect that the backdrop is not a photographic studio backdrop but a theatrical backdrop - and therefore we can realistically conclude that we have two smiling theatricals

Monday, 17 July 2017

105 : Why Victorians Rarely Smiled


1707-130 : VICTORIAN COUPLE WITH SMILES

This Victorian couple are both smiling, which is rare for photographs of this age. It wasn't just that Victorians weren't all that into smiling, it was also that photographers discouraged facial expressions that could not easily be maintained for the lengthy shutter times that were needed back then.

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

104 : Round Old Woman


1707013 : OLD WOMAN WITH GLASSES

She has a round face and round glasses. One is tempted to believe that if we could see the rest of her the round theme would be continued. And she is still around after more than one hundred years thanks to an old, found photograph.

Monday, 3 July 2017

103 : Rendezvous In Dunure


DUNURE CASTLE, AYR : 8 AUGUST 1926

I seem to have met two of these three before - in another found photograph, in another place, in another time.

119 : Three Soldiers

Three Soldiers : Unknown Subjects (c.1940)