Robert Cornelius

This self portrait is thought to be the first portrait photograph of a human…

Robert Cornelius took it outside of his family’s Philadelphia store in October or November 1839.

A good line-up!

Untitled, originally uploaded by paul.malon.

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Kenny asked me who played bass on Peggy Lee’s version of Fever. My best bet is Max Bennett, he seems to have been the bassist for just about everyone!