Sunday, November 25, 2012

The First Portrait Photograph Ever Made

On a sunny day in October, Robert Cornelius set up his camera in the back of his father’s gas lamp-importing business on Chestnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia. After removing the lens cap, he sprinted into the frame, where he sat for more than a minute before covering up the lens. The picture he produced that day was the first photographic self-portrait. It is also widely considered the first successful photographic portrait of a human being. [...] the words written on the back of the self-portrait, in Cornelius’ own hand, said it all: “The first light Picture ever taken. 1839.” The photo is now a part of the Library of Congress’ Daguerreotype collection.

Friday, November 23, 2012


Ew. Carol season has officially begun. Time to avoid public places and hunker down until Christmas.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Bad news

Wow, it's been a day for bad news. I'm most likely getting surpassed at work, and my aunt's dying and my sister has to move her to hospice and make funeral arrangements. Oy. :(