• This 1921 Cartoon About Photos is One of the First Memes

    22 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    In 1921, the satirical magazine The Judge published this two-panel comic about how you look in photos. It's strikingly similar to the “Expectation vs. Reality” memes that circulate the Web today, and the comic is one of the earliest recorded memes.
    In the comic, we see comparison portraits of “How you think you look when a flashlight is taken” compared to “How you really look.”
    We don't use the word “flashlight” in this way nowadays, but in those days it was apparently a reference to shooting a still photo portrait using an old school flash lamp, which used explosions to produce bright...
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