Robert Cornelius

Updated Aug 21, 2017

A photo of Robert Cornelius (1809-1893) Pioneer of photography, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Christian Cornelius (1783-1852) and Sarah McGowan (1773- ). He married Harriet Comely (1810-1867) in 1832, they had eight children. He died in Frankford, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1893.

Created the oldest known intentional photographic portrait of a person.

Taken: in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania United States

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Robert Cornelius
1809 - 1893

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