Photographs of Victorians are so often conjured up in the mind as very stern and formal, as this picture of Queen Vic attests:
(photo from the V&A)
But even she had something to smile about:
Doesn't she look a thousand times better?
Now, these following photos seem to be more Edwardian, rather than Victorian, judging by their clothes/hair/hats.. and part of me thinks that some, if not all of the photos are American, as well.. What do you think?
Regardless, it is the smiles that are so striking:
(all photos from Retronaut)
P.S. Aren't these two the sweetest couple?