A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

Norwegian Fredrik Carl Mülertz Størmer is mostly famous for being a genius mathematician and astrophysicist who even has a theorem named after him. His accomplishments were so outstanding that he was named a knight in his country by the king of Norway. However, during his college years in 1890, the 19-year-old student took his photography hobby to another level and captured some photographs that are considered a historical treasure.

AZtag has prepared a quick journey to the 19th century so you can see for yourself that smiles were everywhere. Don’t miss the bonus to see Carl’s selfie and what his camera looked like!

1. With a camera hidden inside his vest, he caught pictures of Oslo’s unaware pedestrians.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

2. He revealed what Victorian people really looked like every day.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

3. No serious portrait faces here

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

4. Walking sticks weren’t just for the elderly.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

5. That’s a peculiar hat.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

6. Nice puffy sleeves, don’t miss the bicycle by the way.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

7. Coats haven’t changed that much.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

8. A man in a suit laying in a park

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

9. Corsets helped women to achieve a tiny waist, we can’t breathe just by looking at this one.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

10. Is this the oldest cat on the internet?

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

11. Girls today would be like: “Don’t post that pic, I’m not even looking at the camera.”

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

12. You can even tell that they’re surprised Carl is approaching them on the streets.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

13. Handsomeness in the 1890s

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

14. What books were they reading?

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

15. The guy is having fun, while the girl doesn’t know what to make of Carl.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

16. Sailing with some drinks and food, don’t forget the basket!

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

17. Young dandies right here

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

18. Does anyone want to make this a thing again?

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

19. 19th century laughter

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

20. You would’ve expected the streets to be dirty, but this looks pretty clean for a 19th century road.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

21. Someone likes Carl.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

22. Nice to meet you too, sir.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

23. Men in uniform always look good, no matter what year it is.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

24. Carl must’ve been funny.

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

25. Probably the happiest Victorian

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

BONUS: Carl’s selfie and camera

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

A Guy From 19th Century Took Secret Photos on the Streets, and It’s the First Time We’ve Seen So Many Victorians Smiling

That last guy looks so elegant and cool at the same time, it’s incredible that he lived around 130 years ago. Which era would you like to travel to if you had the choice? Tell us why in the comment section!

Preview photo credit Norsk Folkemuseum, Norsk Folkemuseum