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Old 11-16-2015, 02:07 AM
syncrolecyne syncrolecyne is offline
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Famous or notable people after 1840 who are not in photographs?

Around 1837, Louis Daguerre developed the Daguerreotype, and around 1839-1840, portrait photography rapidly spread across the developed world. As a consequence, we generally have photographic images of nearly all heads of state/government, significant artists, authors, composers, generals, etc. after this period.

However, I imagine due to a variety or reasons, such as vanity (or a lack thereof), religious or moral objections, a simple lack of desire to sit for a photograph, some prominent person who lived well after the advent of photography has no photograph. Also, if someone only sat for one or two images, there may be no surviving pictures.

Are there any people who have shunned or otherwise avoided photography, yet are notable in some respect?