I’ve always been intrigued by old photographs. Unfortunately, my family doesn’t have any of their own, and the ones that we do have date back to only the 1940s and 50s.
Looking at pictures from photography’s earliest days makes me wonder what life was like for the people in the pictures and what was going through their minds when the picture was taken. It always amazes me to realize that these people were exactly like us and that they aren’t just a romantic idea passed down through generations.
In my quest to find old photographs, I came across this photo blog called My Daguerrotype Boyfriend. Their slogan is — wait for it — “Where Early Photography Meets Extreme Hotness,” so of course I had to check it out. It’s full of old photographs, some dating back to the Civil War Era, of just really good-looking guys. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think this was so cool, but I might also be just a little creeped out. They might be attractive, but it’s kind of weird to think they were alive almost 200 years ago. Click through the gallery and decide for yourself!
What’s the verdict? Interesting or plain old creepy?