As some of you might remember, I have a degree in history and one of the things I love is looking at old photographs. I love images and am a very visual person so I incorporate the history buff into that by finding buff history. I know, that was terrible but I couldn’t resist. Quite some time back I came across a photo of Robert Cornelius. He was a chemist and a pioneer in photography. At the time it was thought that it would be too hard to take a photograph of humans because it would be difficult to stand still that long. He used his chemistry knowledge and took what is probably one of the first photos of a human. He took a self portrait and let me tell you, Mr. Darcy did exist. Of course years after Jane Austen but Cornelius is exactly what I think of when I think of Darcy. See, told you silly stuff.
Of course, I find him interesting not because he’s good-looking (doesn’t hurt though) but because of his knowledge and photography skills.
I also found this wonderful picture when I was traveling the vast land that is the internet. It was taken during the Civil War.
Well of course we know there is a war going on but we need to take a break and pose for this catalog. Isn’t that what everyone does during war time? Oh, these two? They like to lean nonchalantly while I check my correspondence. They are my GQ bodyguards.
And lastly, I have a love for the old west and cowboys and this is one cowboy I could have fallen for. Of course, for all I know he was an outlaw or abuser but he looks pretty nice in this photo.
Like I said a short post for today and pretty pointless in the grand scheme of things but sometimes it’s nice to take a break from the normal and just look at pretty men.