Walter Bentley Woodbury, age 23. Self-portrait with a camera, 1857. This British-born photographer sailed to Austraila when he was twenty and ran a sucessful photography studio first in Melbourne, and then in Java, Indonesia.
He enclosed this photograph with a letter to his mother:
“The portrait I send has the date marked on it and in the future I shall always date them so that you can see if I improve in appearance or otherwise.”