Wednesday, October 27, 2010

robert cornelius.

"the first light picture ever taken."

Robert Cornelius (1809–1893) was an American pioneer of photography.

Cornelius would operate two of the earliest photographic studios in the U.S. between 1841 and 1843, but as the popularity of photography grew and more photographers opened studios, Cornelius either lost interest or realized that he could make more money at the family gas and lighting company.

robert cornelius, what were you like? ...sigh