HAPPY FATHER’S DAY | 1877 -------------------  Portrait of shy-looking girl sitting on her father’s, 1870′s. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY | 1877 ------------------- Portrait of shy-looking girl sitting on her father’s, 1870′s. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Martin Luther King, Jr with his father and son, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 1963. Photo by Richard Avedon.

Martin Luther King, Jr with his father and son, Atlanta, Georgia, March 22, 1963. Photo by Richard Avedon.

When looking at old photographs, it always seems that people of older times used to be so much more solemn and serious. That must come from the poor cameras, that had to have people stand very still, in order to come out just right in the picture. Seeing this strip illuminates how human, fun and not-always solemn were our grandparents

When looking at old photographs, it always seems that people of older times used to be so much more solemn and serious. That must come from the poor cameras, that had to have people stand very still, in order to come out just right in the picture. Seeing this strip illuminates how human, fun and not-always solemn were our grandparents

The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years From the African Choir posing like Vogue models to an Abyssinian prince adopted by an explorer, a new exhibition spotlights the first black people ever photographed in Britain Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures via The Guardian

The black Victorians: astonishing portraits unseen for 120 years From the African Choir posing like Vogue models to an Abyssinian prince adopted by an explorer, a new exhibition spotlights the first black people ever photographed in Britain Hidden histories: the first black people photographed in Britain – in pictures via The Guardian

Four African American children, probably three girls and one boy, pose in a living room next to a piano in white dresses. c1910

Four African American children, probably three girls and one boy, pose in a living room next to a piano in white dresses. c1910

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