A portrait of the whole darn family. Fun fact: A big smile didn't become the norm for posed photographs until the 1920s and 30s. As the medium became cheaper and more accessible to amateurs in the 1890s and early 1900s, informal subject matter, including some smiles, began entering the frame. Based on this timeline and the mixture of smiles and serious faces in the images we have of this family, we estimate that these images were taken in the early 1900s and certainly no later than 1920. This history of smiling brought to you by Alice Curtis, one of Gloucester's most prolific photographers.