The First Smile Ever Photographed: 'Willy' Smiling, 1853 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

The First Smile Ever Photographed: 'Willy' Smiling, 1853

According to experts at the National Library of Wales, the photograph below is the first ever recorded photo of person smiling. The photograph is simply labeled “Willy.” It features a young man with close-cropped hair and dressed in fine clothing, including a collared shirt and jacket. Willy is looking at something amusing off to his right, and the photograph captured just the hint of a smile from him.

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