Daguerreotype of a Timeless Beauty, 1840s
She has such charisma, and she is such a timeless beauty! She could be a Hollywood actress or some kind of super model. Look at those mesmerizing eyes. Despite the very plain and chaste dress with the unusual high collar, she is intensely attractive. Truly a natural beauty! It is almost as if her face is photoshopped on top of the very stiff-looking body: as if the two don’t belong together.
source: Jesse Cress on Flickr