Archive Body Starts Debate on Smiling for Photographs

Posted by admin on Dec 19, 2011

Reasons why it became acceptable for people to smile when having their pictures taken is being explored by a national organisation. The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland holds millions of images, many dating from the 1800s.

RCAHMS staff have used Twitter to invite discussion on when and why early cheer-free poses became unfashionable. Reasons suggested include an end to achingly long waits for exposures.

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