10 Adorable Pictures That Prove Victorian Times Weren’t As Depressing As Everyone Thinks

Based on the pictures, jewelry, medicine, and just about everything else we know about it, it seems like the Victorian age wasn’t the best time to party.

Pictures usually took hours to finish, so by the time the cameras were ready, Victorians were hardly in the mood to smile. But despite the frowns, this stoic bunch secretly liked to loosen their collars from time to time, as these rare photos suggest.

1. These picnickers are in high spirits despite only having one chair between the two of them.

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