19th Century Emoticons

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

[[http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2008/10/20/emoticons-from-the-1...

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that is awesome!

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

^_^

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.