The Ghost (Tehran, Iran)
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“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.”
They would actually have these wooden contraptions built into the chairs so that their backs and arms would stay in place comfortably while the film was being exposed. It used to take hours to expose the film, so… yeah.