1840 in photos
Normal people: Radical hairstyles. Fashions off the Richter Scale.
Wouldn’t it be great to have a time machine. The best substitute is historical art and photos and other things like old buildings, cars, structures – generally things from the olden times. Sometimes old things can show one the ture essence of a time, but also sometimes you cant conclude anything much. In these photos, I can see big formality – they are not colour photos obviously but it seems they are fond of black coloured very formal clothing. A portrait photo was a big deal then though. But although its all really formal, the clothing is also kind of outrageous at the same time. Same for hairstyles, a lot of outrageous hairstyles. Surely this indicates a sense of humour.
Here are some amazing photos, amazing because they are from really early on in photos – a lot of them are dated 1840, so really early.