Friday, 18 October 2013

Charles Darwin

Charles DarwinCharles Darwin in 1878. His contemporaries assumed that his ruddy complexion in his later years was a sign of good health, but it may have been connected to his ill-health, particularly the heart disease that probably contributed to his death.

Original sepia photo.

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