19th Century Emoticons

jasonc's picture

Here's a piece from Puck Magazine (1881), featuring emoticons! Only 100 years ahead of their time. (courtesy Comic Book Resources)



Simon Robertson's picture

that is awesome!

nithrandur's picture

Haha, that is certainly amazing. I especially love the astonished and indifferent looks.

Vladimir Tamari's picture

Gosh that brings back a memory! Around 1930 My mother took art lessons by correspondence from the ABC Art school in France. I think she learned from diagrams like this how one can draw different expressions. Later on she drew them for us when we were kids.

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