The German composer Johannes Brahms taken in 1853, 20 years old.
And who doesn’t know his famous Lullaby?
The first time I saw these pictures my first thought how handsome he was but reading on there was a happy discovery with a sad ending.
Both pictures below are from the collection of the Library of Congress
They also have a Flickr account and among the pictures posted was the one below of an unidentified soldier. The story begins when a man named Bryan Watson commented on the posting.
You can read the whole story here: A name recovered from history
The sad part is that Jesse Sharpe Barnes lost his live in the Battle of Seven Pines near Richmond, Va., in the late spring of 1862.