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All Smiles
& Grins for Miles

Nostalgia is finding value within the little moments and our larger memories. As a member of the Photomyne family, we know the past holds a special place in your heart, and we welcome you to our weekly newsletter of nostalgic photos.

In our vast world of languages and cultures, a smile is universal. It's an instinctive way to communicate emotions like happiness, friendliness, and connection, a silent acknowledgment of our shared human experience. Whether it's a subtle curve of the lips or a grin stretching from ear to ear, a smile is maybe the most powerful communicator that resonates with people across the globe.

Smiles have the extraordinary ability to break down barriers, ease tension, and convey a message of approachability and understanding. A smile is contagious, spreading positivity and radiating a sense of comfort, making it a tool for forging connections in the most diverse and unexpected settings.

It's a simple yet profound reminder that, despite our differences, the language of joy is one that unites us all. So, let's keep spreading those smiles—small gestures that carry the extraordinary power to brighten someone's day, no matter where they are in the world.

What are your favorite smiley memories?

Smiling away. State Library of Queensland (1941)

Smiling for ice cream. Flickr Commons (1953)

Smiling to work. Library of Congress (1942)

Smiling together. Flickr (1930)

Smiling with bait. US National Archives (1973)

Smiling at work. Smithsonian Institution (1946)

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