Think the Victorians were a bunch of starchy fuddy-duddies with no sense of humour?
Or perhaps you view them as too prim and proper for their own good?
A newly discovered set of photographs shows that, far from being bound by the ‘We are not amused’ culture, Victorians had a fun-loving side.
The 200 images include a man dressed as a nun, another wearing a bonnet, and others slouching with cigarettes.
They were found by Dawn Parsonage-Kent, a collector of historical photographs, at a shop in Dunkeld, Scotland.
‘These are quite different from the serious Victorian portrait pictures you often find,’ she said.