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Why do people look unhappy in the photographs taken in the 1800s?
The lights were very bright.
They had to sit still for a long time.
They were very cold.
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People had to sit still for 20 minutes to take one photo, and therefore look very uncomfortable and unhappy. The first cameras, developed in 1839, were large boxes. It took 20 minutes for the camera to capture the image. Cameras can now take photos in a split second!
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