Angus Trumble on The History of Smiles

February 22, 2004

Angus Trumble is Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art, and is the author of “A Brief History of the Smile.” He tells Steve Paulson that the Julia Roberts-style toothy grin in a recent fashion that would have seemed improper centuries ago. People hid their teeth before good nutrition and dental hygiene became common. 

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