11.21.2013 11:28 AM

One of the oldest photos ever taken of a human (updated with cool new info)

From 1839. And the guy looks so cool, he could be fronting an alternative band from the Bowery, for Chrissakes. What an awesome, awesome picture. (And, no, I don’t know who he was. I don’t think anyone does.)

UPDATE: Chris (Grit Guy) found out who he is, just like that! It’s Robert Cornelius, which is a totally awesome rock’n’roll name. Link here.


  1. Jason says:

    Who is it?

  2. Carey says:

    It seems Hugh Jackman was an even better casting choice for Wolverine than anyone knew. 🙂

  3. Chubsy Ubsy says:

    I think he looks more like an earnest prog rock type. King Crimson, maybe?

  4. Marc-Andre Chiasson says:

    I’m obviously the only one of your readers old enough to recognize a member of Paul Revere and the Raiders when I see one. Don’t try to fool me like that.

  5. MikeM says:

    Sure he looked cool then but what about now?

  6. Eric Weiss says:

    Looks like The Governor.

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