Haven’t heard of Mr. Cornelius, have you? I hadn’t either until I found this photo on Pinterest.
This photo, a quarter plate daguerreotype from 1839, came from this website, and supposedly it is the “first light picture and portrait ever taken.” I have to say, nice choice for subject of the first portrait! I think this guy is a total cutie, plus, he was the inventor of this early-photographic process. Looks and brains – I dig it. And now I know where Robert Pattinson gets his hair styling tips.