The first portrait of Dorothy Catherine Draper was originally made in 1840 by her brother, Dr. John William Draper, as a daguerreotype. This was the earliest successful photograph of the human face. Photos, 1840 S, Photographers Portraits, Dorothy Catherine, Human Faces, 1840S, John Williams, Williams Draper, Catherine Draper
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What large, piercing (but very sweet) eyes she had - reminds me of a young Glynis Johns - British actress
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself. ~ Walter Anderson
London Gypsies photographed by John Thomson in 1877 as part of a series entitled 'Street Life in London.' This photograph shows a friendly group gathered around a caravan belonging to one William Hampton. The woman seated on the steps, Mary Pradd, was murdered a few weeks after the photograph was taken.