Re: Why are the Majority of lockplates in posed Images facing inward?
Just throwing it out there, but could it perhaps be because of the "rest" position in the manual of arms? Maybe they were just used to standing or placing their weapon that way during drill to "relax".
That's an easier position to wait for the camera shutter as opposed to attention and still presents a soldierly appearance?
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