“A three second exposure meant that subjects had to stand very still to avoid being blurred, and holding a smile for that period was tricky. As a result, we have a tendency to see our Victorian ancestors as even more formal and stern than they might have been.”
Construction Progress of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
This picture was taken in 1939 near El Indio, Texas. It shows a woman washing clothes in a wash tub. Above the wash tub is a clothes wringer, which was operated by crank, and was used to remove excess water from the clothes prior to putting on a clothes line.