Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Goofy Photos From The Victorian Era That Prove They Weren't So Uptight After All.

You might assume that people in the Victorian age were obedient, well-mannered, and a bit stiff because that's the way they're portrayed in books, television, and movies. But the truth is that people in the 1800s were not all prudish or humorless. In fact, some of them were way ahead of their times and knew had to have fun in ways that would probably make your eyes pop out. To prove that, here's a collection of silly vintage photos that are sort of weird but also pretty awesome. So, if you ever thought the people from the Victorian era were unable to shock you, you’ll change your tune when you look at the photos.

#1. This might seem like a bunch of people from the 18th century posing for a photo in a garden.

But take a closer look, specifically their faces. Notice anything different? Well then how about what they’re wearing? Give up? Okay, here it is. The men are dressed as women and the women are dressed as men.

#2. Victorian age kids couldn’t exactly play around with Instagram filters before taking a photo.

They had to get creative and do something that gave their photos some pizazz. So, take a look at these two and you’ll notice that the boy and girl who are all smiles have switched hats for this photo.

#3. Taking a photo with your feet on the ground is so boring and even Victorian people knew that.

So, these three decided to really show off their acrobatic skills by standing on a fence. One of them looks like Mary Poppins with her umbrella and the guy on the other end is doing a balancing act on one foot.

#4. This Victorian age photo from 1892 was published in the Strand, and people thought it was fake.

But it turns out that people had a thing for building Snowmen. Well, in this case, it was more like an elegantly dressed snowwoman and they didn’t even mind doing so while wearing an uncomfortable corset.

#5. They look like they were doing a re-enactment of Michael Jackson’s dance video “Thriller.”

Of course, it would be over a century before MJ would release his popular video. Was he inspired by the oh so popular cakewalk dance of Victorian times, which was originally started by African-American slaves?

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