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May 23, 2018

Remarkable Black and White Photographs Show 19th Century Youngsters Acting Just Like Teenagers of the 21st Century

Teens will be teens, as photographs of youths puffing on cigarettes, goofing around with pals and underage drinking have emerged from the Victorian era.

The term 'teenager' was only coined in the 1940s but these images show youngsters from the traditionally stuffy age acting like teens of today.

Teenagers are on a recreational outing in 1900s.

A photo showing Victorian teenagers wearing leg o' mutton sleeves, in 1898.

Son of Queen Victoria, Prince Leopold, far right, with friends, in June 1874.

The photo is called 'Maidens with a disregard for convention,' taken in England, circa 1895.

A trio of British middle-class Victorian teenagers share a secret with one another, circa 1890s.

A group of young women who worked in the fishing industry gather in Whitby, Yorkshire.

Teenagers pose with party hats, in the southern states, USA, in about 1900.

Three teenagers pose with cigarettes in the USA in about 1900.

English teenagers pose playfully for the camera during the Victorian era.

Underage newspaper boys smoke in St. Louis, Missouri, 1910.

This 1880s picture of a blossoming romance would be the Facebook relationship image of today.

A selfie, using a mirror and Kodak Brownie box camera taken by Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, October 1914.

A teenage girl poses for the camera in England, circa 1880s.

A young girl reading from a book in London, circa 1900.

A romantic teenage couple called Alice and Roger take a walk in the UK between 1880-89.

A teenage Victorian girl smiles happily for the camera while dressed in her finery.

Famous actress, Ellen Terry, at the age of sixteen in 1864 looking suitably moody.

A group of Victorian teenagers from London sees one of the gang smiling mischievously.



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