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Posted: 324.8 hours ago
jumpingjacktrash: avatar-dacia: thisisarebeljyn: fearwax: scootsenshi: 24-sa3t: comradeonion: powerofthestruggle: Man eating rice, China, 1901-1904 this is an extremely important picture Ive never seen someone from 1904 having fun omg He has a nice face No but the history behind this picture is really interesting The reason that everyone always looked miserable in old photos wasn’t that they took too long to take. Once photography became widespread it took only seconds to take a picture. It was because getting your photo taken was treated the same as getting your portrait painted. A very serious occasion meant so thst your descendants would know that ypu existed and what you looked like. But one time some British dudes went to china to go on an anthropological expedition, and they met some rural Chinese farmers and decided to take their pictures. Now, these people weren’t exposed to the weird culture of the time around getting your photo taken, so this guy just flashed a big grin during the photo because he was told to strike a pose and that’s the pose he wanted to strike. I think painted portraits and old photos give us the idea that in general people were just really unhappy because those are the visuals we have. This is so refreshing. Hey, look; “Man Laughing Alone With Rice” is back on my dash. always reblog Happy Rice Guy. once upon a time, he really enjoyed his lunch, and that’s beautiful.
#yes good #interesting stuff #culture
Posted: 348.8 hours ago
#good post #I don't have any experience with either British or American Chritmas #*Christmas #but I feel like this might be a general European thing #it is certainly so in my social circles #Christmas is not a religious thing for us #Solstice has been celebrated long before Christianity #with pine branches and candles and merriment #and it will be celebrated long after Christianity goes out of trend #I mean sure a bunch of songs and decor are Christianity related nowadays #but it's really not a religious experience for basically anyone I know #interesting stuff #culture #christmas