Ok guys, picture time, now get your --s to work,
Brazos Valley Cotton Mills workers. West, Texas. November, 1913.
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nova_robotics (Jun 5, 2023)
Yes, expressions in early photographs (until around 1920 or 1930) were treated like painted portraits, and it was considered inappropriate for the subjects to smile.
This is in part why the Joseph Ducreux meme became so popular. Ducreux was an 18th century French portraitist known for painting portraits of people with unconventional expressions. His self-portrait ended up as a meme template, in which common expressions or lyrics are presented in archaic phrasing.
Last edited by Jon; Jun 9, 2023 at 02:54 PM.
Toolmaker51 (Jun 9, 2023)
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