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not much smiling in the first few pics....is that because of the 'prairie life' or were they told not to smile?
..I've noticed that on many of the old west/civil war/etc pics
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Smiling in pictures is a 1950s thing, before that portraits were a serious affair.

It was most likely the only - if not one of the few - images of you that would be preserved for posterity, you did not want to be looking like a drunk or an idiot.

Compare to paintings of previous ages, rather than the selfies of today.
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Probably the first little house on the prairies was @ Minneapolis Minnesota Colonel Robert Dickson's (Dickson's Post) North West Company War of 1812 vintage.
Duluth Minnesota history was much earlier probably establishing a post about the same time period as Fort Caministigoyan (Thunder Bay, Ontario) 1679-1683? having also been constructed by Daniel Duluth during the French Regime.
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not much smiling in the first few pics....is that because of the 'prairie life' or were they told not to smile?
..I've noticed that on many of the old west/civil war/etc pics
The standard of tooth care was lower back them and some would not have a good mouth of teeth to display. At the same time given the limitations of photography in the early days and the need to remain still during the extended exposure it's easier to hold a serious expression rather than a fixed grin.
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... Grandparents, when they got married, 1912 (sorry about the quality, it's a very old scan). The look of apprehension in my Grandmother's eyes is the awareness that she's going to give birth to lot's of children; in her case, 16 of them, 12 made it to adulthood.



The Little House (was Great-Grandfathers) in the Potato Fields of Saint-André, Nouveau-Brunswick, in the former République du Madawaska.




The little house, behind the Little House in the Potato Fields:

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The standard of tooth care was lower back them and some would not have a good mouth of teeth to display. At the same time given the limitations of photography in the early days and the need to remain still during the extended exposure it's easier to hold a serious expression rather than a fixed grin.
Their teeth were probably hot cold sensitive as you say the standard of tooth care was poor to non existent back in the day.
The old cabins back in the day would have been heated quite inefficiently with most of the heat from the fire going straight up the chimney as well.
The cook stove would have been a major improvement in wood burning efficiency for the early pioneers.
The Forges du St. Maurice Iron Works was the first factory in Canada to mass produce wood burning stoves quite a big deal back in the day.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forges_du_Saint-Maurice
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