If you’ve ever looked through a stack of old photographs from the 19th and early 20th century you surely noticed something very odd…
None (or at least very few) of the people in those vintage photos were smiling.
In fact, they all looked like they just lost the winning Powerball ticket.
So what’s up with that? Was life in those times so difficult that people just didn’t feel happy enough to smile?
Well, truth be told, there are actually a number of very good reasons why those folks always looked like they were sucking on a lemon, and being unhappy with their lot in life had very little to do with it.
Want to know the true scoop about why our ancestors rarely smiled in photos? Check out this rather enlightening short video…
Note: You can watch this video at full screen by clicking the little “square” icon in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.
Makes perfect sense, right?
I don’t know about you, but I’m glad things have changed because I much prefer seeing people wearing smiles instead of frowns.
Smiling is contagious, and I’m hoping you have a big one on your face right now!