August 2nd, 2016
“My daughter is so considerate.”
“I found an old pic of me and my family when I was in high school. I was such a ray of sunshine.”
Via our friends at Mashable and their Retronaut collection, a gallery of Victorian-era “head shots.” Robert E. Jackson, a curator of vintage snapshots who purchased this gallery from eBay and other sources, says the photos offer a weird and hilarious look at 19th and 20th century photo manipulation.
“Sometimes a photo exists simply to provide a smile or a laugh, without any hidden agenda or messages,” says Jackson, who owns nearly 12,000 images in his vintage photography collection. “They might say more about the technical abilities of the photographer than the subjects themselves.”
Proof that ever since cameras were invented, people have found ways to have fun with them.
“My friend’s Dad attempted to limit the cats in his house, but couldn’t remember their names.”
“My friends just took their engagement photos. This one is my favorite.”
“This is the view from one pew behind the front row.”