21 Rare Photos That Prove Victorians Weren’t As Serious As You Thought

Pictures from the Victorian era are downright funny and odd, but in their defense photography was still something very new.

Victorian Pictures weren’t as instant as they are today and some had to hold poses for several hours, which explains why some people in the photos look basically uncomfortable.

Another thought to factor in is the price of photography during the Victorian era and poor dental hygiene.

Very few could afford photography and many were reluctant to show their teeth. Despite all the obstacles, their humor about it all is undeniable.

1. A Victorian Couple Trying Not To Laugh While Getting Their Portraits Done, 1890s

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2. A Unique Tea Setting For Two

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3. Cakewalk Dance

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4. Three Fashionable Young Men At Yale, 1883

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5. A Snow Lady, 1892

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6. Unusual Portrait Of A Victorian Lady, 1840

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7. Awkward Family Photo, Victorian Edition

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8. Tsar Nicholas II Goofing Around, 1899

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9. Vintage Humor

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10. Piggy Nose

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11. Men And Women Cross Dress In This Silly Victorian Snap, 1880-1900

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12. Say That Again, And I’ll Dip You In, 1897

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13. Unknown Victorian In Mid-jump

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14. Vacation Sports At The Seaside

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15. Richard Freiherr Von Krafft-Ebing

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16. This Is As Close To A Cictorian Selfie As It’s Going To Get

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17. The Victorians From France

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18. Courting In The 1800s Never Looked Better

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19. Smiling Victorians

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20. Tsar Nicholas II Goofing Around, 1899

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21. Victorians Pulling Face, 1900

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