Newly discovered photographs show Victorians had a fun-loving side | What's new in Visual Communication? | Scoop.it

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.