Facebook Pictures From The 19th Century

A good picture can make or break a Facebook profile. Looks like men have been perfecting their profile poses since photography's very beginnings.
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A good picture can make or break a Facebook profile. Looks like men have been perfecting their profile poses since photography's very beginnings.

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Everyone has their go-to poses for those kodak moments; whether it's a big night out or simply wanting a new twitter/tumblr/facebook/wordpress/myspace/linkedin photo, everyone has their look. Although we're the first generation to spend hours obsessing over which instagram filter to use, we're certainly not the first to understand the importance of a good pose. Here are 10 pictures of men from the 19th Century that could be winning 21st century profile pictures.

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Look at the filter! Look at his love of animals. Oh my, he must be SO deep.

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The classic 'Hey girls, like my new haircut?' picture seems to be, well, classic...

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The post-sunday football glory shot. It seems to say, 'you see this pitch? I just owned it.'

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Ladies love a thinking man, and what suggests a studious nature more than a beard, a suit and a messy side part? *Swoon* I bet he knows so much about...books...

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The, 'Oh you've just caught me reading my favourite book whilst surrounded by my photography,' pose.

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Notorious Dictators As Young Men

The 1899 Calendar of Death

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'I hate pictures, and this social situation, so I'm going to do a sarcastic pose and pretend like I'm having a wicked time.'

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Mandatory prom/ posh social do picture.

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'Oh this body? No, no I look terrible, I'm not trying to show off my summer muscles in a really tight one piece.'

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Look how windswept and unaware of the camera he is! He must have been completely unaware this photo was being taken.

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' I hear women like a rebel, so I'm not going to look at the camera and hold a fag, because girls love being ignored and second hand smoke.'