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RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

Three stylish students of Yale University, 1883

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

A couple from Victorian times try to have their picture taken without giggling...and don’t succeed, 1890

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

A human pyramid at the seaside

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

Silly dancing

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

A family photo taken by some witty Victorians

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

You don’t see that every day...

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

A girl in a hat, with cockerel, 1926

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

A Victorian man in a paper hat

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing, an Austro-German psychiatrist, having fun

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

Miss Piggy

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Prince Nicholas of Greece, and an unidentified man fool around, 1899

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

Beauty can’t be hidden, even when you pull a silly face!

RARE HISTORICAL PHOTOS THAT PROVE HUMOR IS TIMELESS.

It seems the history of people pulling funny faces in photos goes back a long way!

You could be forgiven for thinking that people who lived in earlier centuries were more serious by nature and never had any fun. How many of us have seen old black-and-white portraits of people looking uncomfortable, frowning, and never giving so much as a hint of a smile? Yet these people were just like us — they lived through both good times and bad times, and consequently they enjoyed moments of silliness, light-heartedness, and just plain fun as much as we do today. And this was true of ordinary people just as much as it was of kings and queens. To prove this to you, we've here put together a collection of fascinating and rare historical images that you can’t help but smile at. Click to see more...

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