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Haven’t heard of Mr. Cornelius, have you?  I hadn’t either until I found this photo on Pinterest.

RobertCorneliusThis 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.