William B. Becker's Daguerreotypes Debut at the MIT Museum

By: Meghan Young - Oct 22, 2014
References: photographymuseum & coolhunting
Before there were selfies, there were portraits and William B. Becker is a photo-historian who captured the first portraits ever made. In a world that puts such importance photos thanks to social media platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat and more, it is only natural that some people would want to time travel back to when photography was born and, specifically portraits.

Debuting at the MIT Museum's Kurtz Gallery for Photography in America, William B. Becker's work spans the past four decades. This particular exhibit, however, only shows 100 of William B. Becker's portraits. Cool Hunting that many of them "originated during the daguerreotype boom of the 1840s and '50s." They are all full of unique qualities.